+44 1803 865913
By: Ian Stewart(Author)
224 pages, 200 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations
Think of a zebra's stripes, the complexities of a spider's web, the uniformity of desert dunes, or the spirals in a sunflower head … think of a snowflake.
The Beauty of Numbers in Nature shows how life on Earth forms the principles of mathematics. Starting with the simplest patterns, each chapter looks at a different kind of patterning system and the mathematics that underlies it. In doing so The Beauty of Numbers in Nature also uncovers some universal patterns, both in nature and man-made, from the basic geometry of ancient Greece to the visually startling fractals that we are familiar with today. Elegantly illustrated, The Beauty of Numbers in Nature is an illuminating and engaging vision of how the apparently cold laws of mathematics find expression in the beauty of nature.
There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!
Ian Stewart is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and the author of many bestsellers, including Flatterland (2002) and Visions of Infinity (2013).
Your orders support book donation projects
Well pleased! Excellent service as usual. Would also like to mention how prompt delivery is.
Search and browse over 110,000 wildlife and science products
Multi-currency. Secure worldwide shipping
Wildlife, science and conservation since 1985