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The Resource Beyond measure : a guided tour through nature, myth, and number, Jay Kappraff

Beyond measure : a guided tour through nature, myth, and number, Jay Kappraff

Label
Beyond measure : a guided tour through nature, myth, and number
Title
Beyond measure
Title remainder
a guided tour through nature, myth, and number
Statement of responsibility
Jay Kappraff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
WII
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Kappraff, Jay
Dewey number
516
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA445
LC item number
.K357 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
K & E series on knots and everything
Series volume
v. 28
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  • Geometry
  • Mathematics
  • Design
Label
Beyond measure : a guided tour through nature, myth, and number, Jay Kappraff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 565-576) and index
Contents
1. The spiral in nature and myth -- 2. The vortex of life -- 3. Harmonic law -- 4. The projective nature of the musical scale -- 5. The music of the spheres -- 6. Tangrams and Amish quilts -- 7. Linking proportions, architecture, and music -- 8. A secret of ancient Geometry -- 9. The hyperbolic Brunes star -- 10. The hidden pavements of the Laurentian library -- 11. Measure in Megalithic Britain -- 12. The flame-hand letters of the Hebrew alphabet -- 13. Self-referential systems -- 14. Nature's number system -- 15. Number: gray code and the towers of Hanoi -- 16. Gray code, sets, and logic -- 17. Chaos theory: a challenge to predictability -- 18. Fractals -- 19. Chaos and fractals -- 20. The golden mean -- 21. Generalizations of the golden mean: I -- 22. Generalizations of the golden mean: II -- 23. Polygons and chaos -- 24. Growth of plants: a study in number -- 25. Dynamcial systems -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm52887366
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 582 p.
Isbn
9789810247010
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003271506
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)52887366
Label
Beyond measure : a guided tour through nature, myth, and number, Jay Kappraff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 565-576) and index
Contents
1. The spiral in nature and myth -- 2. The vortex of life -- 3. Harmonic law -- 4. The projective nature of the musical scale -- 5. The music of the spheres -- 6. Tangrams and Amish quilts -- 7. Linking proportions, architecture, and music -- 8. A secret of ancient Geometry -- 9. The hyperbolic Brunes star -- 10. The hidden pavements of the Laurentian library -- 11. Measure in Megalithic Britain -- 12. The flame-hand letters of the Hebrew alphabet -- 13. Self-referential systems -- 14. Nature's number system -- 15. Number: gray code and the towers of Hanoi -- 16. Gray code, sets, and logic -- 17. Chaos theory: a challenge to predictability -- 18. Fractals -- 19. Chaos and fractals -- 20. The golden mean -- 21. Generalizations of the golden mean: I -- 22. Generalizations of the golden mean: II -- 23. Polygons and chaos -- 24. Growth of plants: a study in number -- 25. Dynamcial systems -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm52887366
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 582 p.
Isbn
9789810247010
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003271506
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)52887366

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