Sacred Number
29%
off

Sacred Number : The Secret Quality of Quantities

4.01 (51 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 58 pages
  • 134.6 x 170.2 x 15.2mm | 226.8g
  • WALKER & CO
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0802714560
  • 9780802714565
  • 452,996

About Miranda Lundy

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

Rating details

51 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 35% (18)
4 37% (19)
3 22% (11)
2 6% (3)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X