Symmetry : The Ordering Principle

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Why on earth do cars have the same symmetry as dragonflies? Is there really a beautiful swirling pattern lurking in every dripping tap? What do insect eggs have in common with planets, and why? In this exquisite book, the smallest and most concise ever produced, designer David Wade introduces the main principles of symmetry, and shows how, despite opinions over exactly what it is, symmetry can be found in almost every corner of science, nature and human culture. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 125 x 155 x 19mm | 90g
  • Powys, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1904263518
  • 9781904263517
  • 77,101

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"Small books, Big ideas" THE TIMES. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely Mind-Expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Music to the Eye" NEW YORK TIMES. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Engaging and Accessible" SEATTLE TIMES.
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About David Wade

David Wade is a sculptor, graphic designer, artist and writer. Also the author of Li in the Wooden Books series, he lives in Wales.
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117 ratings
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