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Symmetry : the ordering principle

By: Wade, David

1904263518 / 9781904263517
Paperback
22/09/2006
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United Kingdom
16 cm 64 p. : ill.
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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.

WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

BIC:

5AQ Interest age: from c 14 years, ABA Theory of art, ACVN Art & design styles: Arts & Crafts style, PB Mathematics

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