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    The Golden Section: Nature's Greatest Secret (Wooden Books) (Hardback) By (author) Scott Olsen

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    DescriptionA concise and useful handbook on the Golden Section--also known as the Golden Ratio and Golden Mean. The Golden Section is a line segment divided into two parts, such that the ratio of the short portion to the longer portion is equal to the ratio of the longer portion to the whole. It is one of the most elegant and beautiful ratios of the mathematical universe because of its combination of elegance and simplicity--hence the divine nature of its name. Drawing on art, architecture, philosophy, nature, mathematics, geometry, and music--and beautifully illustrated in the Wooden Books fashion with all manner of images--"The Golden Section" will tell the story of this remarkable construct and its wide ranging impact on civilization and the natural world.


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    Title
    The Golden Section
    Subtitle
    Nature's Greatest Secret
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Scott Olsen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 58
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802715395
    ISBN 10: 0802715397
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PBX
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    Libri: I-MA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16220
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    B&T Approval Code: A51010200
    BISAC V2.8: MAT015000, MAT000000
    B&T Approval Code: A50010200
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 516.204
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 516.204
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 516.2/04
    LC classification: QA466 .O47 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    WALKER & CO
    Imprint name
    WALKER & CO
    Publication date
    17 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Dr. Olsen is one of the leading experts on the Golden Section, and an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Florida..