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Sacred Number : The Secret Quality of Quantities

By (author) Miranda Lundy , Illustrated by Miranda Lundy , Illustrated by Adam Tetlow , Illustrated by Richard Henry

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Numbers permeate every aspect of our lives; very little happens without a basic ability to manipulate the simple whole numbers we all take for granted. Beautifully illustrated with old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, Sacred Number introduces basic counting systems; significant numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music to number quality; how numbers affect architecture. Lundy explains why the ideas of Pythagoras still resonate, and she profiles each number from one to ten to show its distinct qualities: why, for example, the golden section is associated with five, and seven with the Virgin Mary.

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  • Hardback | 58 pages
  • 134.6 x 170.2 x 15.2mm | 226.8g
  • 30 Sep 2005
  • WALKER & CO
  • New York
  • English
  • 0802714560
  • 9780802714565
  • 565,121

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Miranda Lundy has studied the history of number for most of her life. The author of "Sacred Geometry," she lives in England.

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