[[ Read ]] ➬ The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number Author Mario Livio – Tactical-player.co.uk
My clever son laps it up Throughout History, Thinkers From Mathematicians To Theologians Have Pondered The Mysterious Relationship Between Numbers And The Nature Of Reality In This Fascinating Book, Mario Livio Tells The Tale Of A Number At The Heart Of That Mystery Phi, Or This Curious Mathematical Relationship, Widely Known As The Golden Ratio , Was Discovered By Euclid Than , Years Ago Because Of Its Crucial Role In The Construction Of The Pentagram, To Which Magical Properties Had Been Attributed Since Then It Has Shown A Propensity To Appear In The Most Astonishing Variety Of Places, From Mollusk Shells, Sunflower Florets, And Rose Petals To The Shape Of The Galaxy Psychological Studies Have Investigated Whether The Golden Ratio Is The Most Aesthetically Pleasing Proportion Extant, And It Has Been Asserted That The Creators Of The Pyramids And The Parthenon Employed It It Is Believed To Feature In Works Of Art From Leonardo Da Vinci S Mona Lisa To Salvador Dali S The Sacrament Of The Last Supper, And Poets And Composers Have Used It In Their Works It Has Even Been Found To Be Connected To The Behavior Of The Stock Market The Golden Ratio Is A Captivating Journey Through Art And Architecture, Botany And Biology, Physics And Mathematics It Tells The Human Story Of Numerous Phi Fixated Individuals, Including The Followers Of Pythagoras Who Believed That This Proportion Revealed The Hand Of God Astronomer Johannes Kepler, Who Saw Phi As The Greatest Treasure Of Geometry Such Renaissance Thinkers As Mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci Of Pisa And Such Masters Of The Modern World As Goethe, Cezanne, Bartok, And Physicist Roger Penrose Wherever His Quest For The Meaning Of Phi Takes Him, Mario Livio Reveals The World As A Place Where Order, Beauty, And Eternal Mystery Will Always Coexist A very good explanation of the history behind this number, although the mathematical explanations might have been simplified a little , to introduce the calculations a little clearly to the non expert. I m very delighted Thank you Rarely has a book engrossed me so much.Well written, well structured, and easy to understand.Illuminating one of the many mysteries of our universe. Thank you for scientific approach to the subject. This book is fascinating As an artist I was intetested in understanding the golden ratio as the claims it s in so much work from Greek architecture to Da Vinci confused me This book explains it all so well and also sparked an interest in maths again I never much liked it at school but now I m on my way to being a maths geek. Similar to the fook Divine Proportion and equally enjoyable.