A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe, by Michael S. Schneider
$ 18.99

This lavishly illustrated book explores the mathematical principles visible in flowers, shells, crystals, and the human body-expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. The author addresses these topics: why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks, what property makes the spiral a wi0despread shape in nature, how the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system, how our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral, and many more.