A Little Book of Coincidence

In the Solar System

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Author: John Martineau

Publisher: Wooden Books

ISBN: 1912706075

Category: Science

Page: 64

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Venus draws a beautiful pentagram around Earth every eight years. Jupiter's two largest moons draw a perfect four-fold flower. The Planets grandly play out the slow Music of the Spheres. Is there a secret structure hidden in the Solar System? Packed with great illustrations and serious research from many sources, this internationally bestselling little book by cosmologist John Martineau will instantly retune your cosmological circuits to the extraordinary and primary patterns behind Life, the Universe and Everything. 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.

A Little Book of Coincidence

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Author: John Martineau

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802713882

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Looks at the orbital patterns of the planets and the mathematical patterns surrounding them.

Little Book of Coincidence

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Author: John Martineau

Publisher: Wooden

ISBN: 9781904263050

Category: Astronomy

Page: 57

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The solar system has long been suspected of hiding secret mysterious relationships and patterns. From the earliest known times people have studied the motions of the planets. Now, just when we thought there were no more surprises left, John Martineau introduces the solar system in a new way.

Sun, Moon and Earth

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Author: Robin Heath

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802713815

Category: Science

Page: 64

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Every organism on Earth responds to four major cycles: the solar and lunar day, the synodic month and the year. We all dance to these primary rhythms. This book reveals the poetic cosmology that lies within the cycles of the Sun and Moon as seen from the Earth.

Compact Cosmos

A Journey Through Space and Time

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Author: Matt Tweed

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802714552

Category: Science

Page: 64

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Exploring the macrocosm from colossal galactic superclusters to quiet backwater planets, Matt Tweed offers a primer on the cosmos for anyone fascinated by the heavens. Taking a guided tour through the universe, we ride past quasars, jets, and galaxies to land on a curious world and examine an array of ideas about space and time. Tweed traces the evolution of stars and formation of planets, describing our "light bubble" and why we can't see any farther than we do. For a concise and accessible description of extra-solar planetary systems, black holes, pulsars, nebulae, great walls, dark matter, red shifts, and much more, The Compact Cosmos is an indispensable guide. Data tables, lists of cosmological constants, and distances from Earth to other bodies in space form a useful appendix.

Sacred Number

The Secret Quality of Quantities

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802714560

Category: Mathematics

Page: 64

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Beautifully illustrated with many old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, "Sacred Number" covers basic counting systems and the widespread use of 20 important numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music to number quality; and how numbers affect architecture.

Perspective and Other Optical Illusions

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Author: Phoebe McNaughten

Publisher: Wooden Books

ISBN: 1912706008

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Do things always look smaller when they are further away? Can something be clearly visible but not there at all? Is it ever possible to have a direct and true experience of reality? Are you sure? In this delightful and informative little book Phoebe McNaughton takes us on a classical journey through the history of artistic perspective, showing how the eye can be tricked and confused, the brain befuddled, and the philosopher inside all of us awakened by the nature of illusion. 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.

Sacred Geometry

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Author: Miranda Lundy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802713823

Category: Mathematics

Page: 64

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A unique introduction to this most ancient and timeless of universal sciences.

A Little History of Dragons

The Essential Guide to Fire-Breathing Winged Serpents

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Author: Joyce Hargreaves

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9780802718020

Category: Social Science

Page: 64

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A short exploration of the wonderful world of dragons, both malevolent and benign. Why are dragons recognized in almost all cultures on Earth? What is the mysterious geomantic gold they secretly guard? Could dragons be a folk memory of something that once hunted us? In this beautiful little book Joyce Hargreaves tells the story of these extraordinary animals through examples drawn from all over the world. Richly illustrated, and with detailed appendices of notable dragon sites around the United Kingdom, this is an essential and timeless book.

Ruler and Compass

Practical Geometric Constructions

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Author: Andrew Sutton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802717764

Category: Mathematics

Page: 64

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An introduction to geometry without measurements.

God's Secret Formula

Deciphering the Riddle of the Universe and the Prime Number Code

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Author: Peter Plichta

Publisher: Element Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 218

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Holding doctorates in chemistry, physics and biology, Peter Plichta applies his multifaceted scientific knowledge to the search for a universal building plan and makes a profound discovery. Plichta shows how a mathematical formula based on prime numbers underlies the mystery of the world. By decoding this fundamental numerical code, Plichta answers questions that have baffled mankind for ages and proves that the universe did not arise out of chance.

The Golden Section

Nature's Greatest Secret

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Author: Scott Olson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802715397

Category: Mathematics

Page: 58

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Tells the story of the golden section, a line segment divided into two parts such that the ratio of the short portion to the longer portion is equal to the ratio of the longer portion to the whole, and its impact on civilization and the natural world.

Quadrivium

The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology

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Author: Miranda Lundy,Anthony Ashton,Jason Martineau,Daud Sutton,John Martineau

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9780802778130

Category: Science

Page: 416

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The quadrivium—the classical curriculum—comprises the four liberal arts of number, geometry, music, and cosmology. It was studied from antiquity to the Renaissance as a way of glimpsing the nature of reality. Geometry is number in space; music is number in time; and comology expresses number in space and time. Number, music, and geometry are metaphysical truths: life across the universe investigates them; they foreshadow the physical sciences. Quadrivium is the first volume to bring together these four subjects in many hundreds of years. Composed of six successful titles in the Wooden Books series—Sacred Geometry, Sacred Number, Harmonograph, The Elements of Music, Platonic & Archimedean Solids, and A Little Book of Coincidence—it makes ancient wisdom and its astonishing interconnectedness accessible to us today. Beautifully produced in six different colors of ink, Quadrivium will appeal to anyone interested in mathematics, music, astronomy, and how the universe works.

The Curves of Life

Being an Account of Spiral Formations and Their Application to Growth in Nature, to Science, and to Art : with Special Reference to the Manuscripts of Leonardo Da Vinci

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Author: Sir Theodore Andrea Cook,Theodore Andrea Cook

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486237015

Category: Mathematics

Page: 479

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The significance of the spiral in nature, art, science, and the phenomena of life and growth is probed

Movement and Rhythms of the Stars

A Guide to Naked-Eye Observation of Sun, Moon and Planets

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Author: Joachim Schultz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780863156694

Category: Nature

Page: 239

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This is a comprehensive guide to the basic movements we can observe in the sky. Schultz describes the daily movement of the stars from different parts of the earth (including southern hemisphere throughout). Included are the sun's pattern of the day and of the year, the moon's various periods, nodes and eclipses, as well as the planets' apparent movement and loops, conjunctions and transits. The appendix contains tables of periods and rhythms, and a guide to important occurrences to the year 2010.

Q.E.D.

Beauty in Mathematical Proof

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Author: Burkard Polster

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802714315

Category: Mathematics

Page: 58

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Q.E.D. presents some of the most famous mathematical proofs in a charming book that will appeal to nonmathematicians and math experts alike. Grasp in an instant why Pythagoras's theorem must be correct. Follow the ancient Chinese proof of the volume formula for the frustrating frustum, and Archimedes' method for finding the volume of a sphere. Discover the secrets of pi and why, contrary to popular belief, squaring the circle really is possible. Study the subtle art of mathematical domino tumbling, and find out how slicing cones helped save a city and put a man on the moon.

A Trip to Venus

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Author: John Munro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1633550745

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

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Prof. John Munro (1849-1930) was the author of Heroes of the Telegraph (1891), The Story of Electricity (1896) and A Trip to Venus (1897). "In plain English, at 4 a. m., a ray of light had been observed on the disc of the planet Mars in or near the "terminator"; that is to say, the zone of twilight separating day from night. The news was doubly interesting to me, because a singular dream of "Sunrise in the Moon" had quickened my imagination as to the wonders of the universe beyond our little globe, and because of a never-to-be-forgotten experience of mine with an aged astronomer several years ago."

The Book of Khalid

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Author: Ameen Rihani

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732680789

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Reproduction of the original: The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani

Platonic & Archimedean Solids

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Author: Daud Sutton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802713866

Category: Mathematics

Page: 58

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Looks at the relationship between the five Platonic and thirteen Archimedean solids.