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    DescriptionNumbers 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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    Title
    Sacred Number
    Subtitle
    The Secret Quality of Quantities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miranda Lundy, Illustrated by Miranda Lundy, Illustrated by Adam Tetlow, Illustrated by Richard Henry
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 58
    Width: 151 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 195 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802714565
    ISBN 10: 0802714560
    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: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PB
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16200
    LC classification: QA
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    Libri: I-MA
    Abridged Dewey: 512
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 512.72
    DC22: 512.72
    BISAC V2.8: MAT000000, MAT022000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: PB
    Publisher
    WALKER & CO
    Imprint name
    WALKER & CO
    Publication date
    30 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Miranda Lundy has studied the history of number for most of her life. The author of "Sacred Geometry," she lives in England.