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Nature's Numbers  free pdf Why do many flowers have five or eight petals, but very few six or seven? Why do snowflakes have sixfold symmetry? Why do tigers have stripes but leopards have spots? Mathematics is to nature as Sherlock Holmes is to evidence. Mathematics can look at a single snowflake and deduce the atomic geometry of its crystals- it can start with a violin string and uncover the existence of radio waves. And mathematics still has the power to open our eyes to new and unsuspected regularities - the secret structure of a cloud or the hidden rhythms of the weather. There are patterns in the world we are now seeing for the first time - patterns at the frontier of science, yet patterns so simple that anybody can see them once they know where to look.

About Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Mathematics Awareness Centre at the University of Warwick. He was awarded the 1995 Michael Faraday Medal by the Royal Society for his significant contribution to the public understanding of science.

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Author : Ian Stewart
Publisher : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Data Published : 19 March 2015
ISBN : 1409162214
EAN : 9781409162216
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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