Nature's Numbers

Nature's Numbers : Discovering Order and Pattern in the Universe

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Why do so many flowers have five or eight petals, but very few six or seven? Why do snowflakes have sixfold symmetry? Nature's Numbers reveals patterns at the frontiers of science, yet so simple that anybody can see them once they know where to look. Reading his own work, Stewart provides a comprehensive tour of the mathematical universe, and explains curiosities of the natural world vividly and playfully, without an equation in sight. It is 'first-rate popular mathematics' (Nature magazine).show more

Product details

  • Audio cassette
  • 106 x 138 x 17mm | 129g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 075283973X
  • 9780752839738

About Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart was awarded the 1995 Michael Faraday Medal by the Royal Society for the year's most significant contribution to the public understanding of science. He is Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Mathematics Awareness Centre at the University of Warwick. Previous publications include Does God Play Dice? and The Magical Maze. Ian Stewart was awarded the 1995 Michael Faraday Medal by the Royal Society for the year's most significant contribution to the public understanding of science. He is Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Mathematics Awareness Centre at the University of Warwick. Previous publications include Does God Play Dice? and The Magical Maze.show more

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