Book Select: A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe

Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 10.07.53 AMIn the spiral of the nautilus shell, in the veins of a maple leaf, in the bonds of the benzene ring–everywhere he looks, Schneider sees a cosmic geometry. Of course, the lines of this geometry have long attracted the attention of probing minds, including Pythagoras, Plato, the Psalmist, Demetrius, and Plotinus. The author weaves the insights of these thinkers and many more together in a tapestry of reflections (richly illustrated) on celestial harmonies. Once initiated into the ancient mysteries, the reader will recognize profound meanings–not merely scientific utility–in squares, triangles, and other common shapes. The reader needs no extraordinary expertise in mathematics to explore these pages, just a relish for intellectual adventure. Schneider helps us discover just how much mental energy can fit within the circle of new horizons.

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