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Symmetry A Journey into the Patterns of Nature

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ISBN-10: 0060789409

ISBN-13: 9780060789404

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marcus du Sautoy, Sautoy M. Du

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Symmetry is all around us. Our eyes and minds are drawn to symmetrical objects, from the pyramid to the pentagon. Of fundamental significance to the way we interpret the world, this unique, pervasive phenomenon indicates a dynamic relationship between objects. In chemistry and physics, the concept of symmetry explains the structure of crystals or the theory of fundamental particles; in evolutionary biology, the natural world exploits symmetry in the fight for survival; and symmetry-and the breaking of it-is central to ideas in art, architecture, and music. Combining a rich historical narrative with his own personal journey as a mathematician, Marcus du Sautoy takes a unique look into…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/11/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

August: Endings and Beginnings
September: The Next Roll of the Dice
October: The Palace of Symmetry
November: Tribal Gathering
December: Connections
January: Impossibilities
February: Revolution
March: Indivisible Shapes
April: Sounding Symmetry
May: Exploitation
June: Sporadic
July: Reflections
Further Reading
Acknowledgements
Picture credits
Index