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The Perfect Shape: Spiral Stories by Øyvind Hammer

By Øyvind Hammer

This publication makes use of the spiral form as a key to a mess of wierd and possible disparate tales approximately paintings, nature, technological know-how, arithmetic, and the human endeavour. In a fashion, the publication is itself equipped as a spiral, with nearly disconnected chapters circling round and shutting in at the universal topic. a selected energy of the publication is its super cross-disciplinary nature - every little thing is enjoyable, and every little thing is hooked up! even as, the writer places nice emphasis on mathematical and clinical correctness, by contrast, probably, with a few previous books on spirals. matters contain the mathematical houses of spirals, sea shells, sunlight plant life, Greek structure, air ships, the historical past of arithmetic, spiral galaxies, the anatomy of the human hand, the artwork of prehistoric Europe, Alfred Hitchcock, and spider webs, to call a few.

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