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Mario Livio

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Mario Livio is head of the Science Division at the Hubble Space Telescope Institute, where he studies a broad range of subjects in astrophysics, particularly the rate of expansion of the universe. He is the author of one previous book, The Accelerating Universe (2000). He is a frequent public lecturer at such venues as the Smithsonian Institution and the Hayden Planetarium. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.


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The Golden Ratio
The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number
Written by Mario Livio


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 23, 2003
Price: $15.99

Winner, 2004 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

"An enlightening, fascinating, well-illustrated, literate and (usefully) opinionated discussion. Covers historical, mathematical, and real-world appearances of the famous number. Of special interest are debunkings of some hoary myths (e.g., about the Parthenon) and connections to crystals, fractals, and music." —The American Mathematical Monthly

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The Golden Ratio
The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number
Written by Mario Livio


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 12, 2008
Price: $13.99

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