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Why on earth do cars have the same symmetry as dragonflies Is there really a beautiful swirling pattern lurking in every dripping tap What do insect eggs have in common with planets, and why In this exquisite book, the smallest and most concise ever produced, designer David Wade introduces the main principles of symmetry, and shows how, despite opinions over exactly what it is, symmetry can be found in almost every corner of science, nature and human culture....

Title : Symmetry: The Ordering Principle (Wooden Books Gift Book)
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ISBN : 1904263518
ISBN13 : 978-1904263517
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Wooden Books 22 September 2006
Number of Pages : 64 Seiten
File Size : 977 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Symmetry: The Ordering Principle (Wooden Books Gift Book) Reviews

  • robert
    2019-04-07 21:18

    Das Buch geht leider nicht sehr in die Tiefe der Materie. Das grafische Äußere ist jedoch ein Hingucker. Alles in allem ist es eher ein Büchlein geworden.

  • P. Stang
    2019-04-01 20:21

    This book is part of a series of books entitled "The Wooden Series" - I presently have 5 of the 30ish books. The full title is Symmetry The Ordering Principal. The books I am interested in pertain to graphic design, so that is the common element. I also have: Islamic Design, A genius for Geometry; The Golden Section, Nature's Greatest Secret; Ruler and Compass (tools of the trade), Practical Geometric Constructions; and Sacred Geometry. My interest is apparent. I have read each of these 5 books, which are generally short (50 pgs +/-) and are packed w/information on the stated topic. Intro to book- Symmetry has a very wide appeal; it is of as much interest to mathematicians as it is to artists & is relevant to physics as it is to architecture. I have been interested in physics & architectural design for years. This book and the others I bought feed my soul's desire for information, of a mathematical nature, in the ways of design & procedure. Don't recall how I first discovered this group of books, but very happy I did.

  • Deborah
    2019-04-18 17:39

    it's a charming little book. I love the text and the illustrations. However it seems it's not quite the text to consult when researching symmetry since it includes some things that don't technically fall into "symmetry."

  • Carol and Norm
    2019-03-31 18:37

    The Kindle version was unreadable on both the Kindle App and the web reader on two different computers. I had to return it for a refund.

  • raygor-yanez
    2019-03-23 16:34

    I am so excited to find this series of books “Wooden Books” which gives insight into areas of inquiry of the Western mind.

  • theosgma
    2019-04-07 14:18

    Charming, insightful, eccentricl small book. Precursor to "Crystal and Dragon". Both are must-have reads.