Wild Fibonacci (Paperback)
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Short Description for Wild Fibonacci Discover the fibonacci sequence as it appears in nature, from the curves of a sundial shell, to a parrot's beak, a hawk's talon, a ram's horn, and even human teeth!
- Published: 01 September 2010
- Format: Paperback 32 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781582463247 ISBN 10: 1582463247
- Sales rank: 85,260
Full description for Wild Fibonacci
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34. . . Look carefully. Do you see the pattern? Each number above is the sum of the two numbers before it. Though most of us are unfamiliar with it, this numerical series, called the Fibonacci sequence, is part of a code that can be found everywhere in nature. Count the petals on a flower or the peas in a peapod. The numbers are all part of the Fibonacci sequence. In Wild Fibonacci, readers will discover this mysterious code in a special shape called an equiangular spiral. Why so special? It mysteriously appears in the natural world: a sundial shell curves to fit the spiral. So does a parrot's beak. . . a hawk's talon. . . a ram's horn. . . even our own human teeth! Joy Hulme provides a clear and accessible introduction to the Fibonacci sequence and its presence in the animal world. "From the Hardcover edition."