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Written by Alfred S. PosamentierAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar LehmannAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ingmar Lehmann

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On Sale: December 20, 2011
Pages: | ISBN: 978-1-61614-424-1
Published by : Prometheus Books Prometheus Books
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What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this engaging tour of one of mathematics' most interesting phenomena. The authors  trace the appearance of the Golden Ratio throughout history, demonstrate a variety of ingenious techniques used to construct it, and illustrate the many surprising geometric figures in which the Golden Ratio is embedded.

Requiring no more than an elementary knowledge of geometry and algebra, the authors give readers a new appreciation of the indispensable qualities and inherent beauty of mathematics.
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"Beautiful geometric constructions abound, making browsing the book a pleasure. Valuable for all mathematics collections...highly recommended."
- Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

"Requiring no more than an elementary knowledge of geometry and algebra, The Glorious Golden Ratio will give all readers a new appreciation of the indispensable qualities and the inherent beauty of mathematics."
- Mathematical Review

"The reader of mathematical literature will feel at home in Posamentier's book. The work is sophisticated and serious, leaving the reader to reflect on the properties and nature of the iconic golden ratio."
- Sacramento/ San Francisco Book Review

"From relationships between the Golden Ratio and other famous number sets to appearances in nature, literature and technology, this provides a wide-ranging discussion that requires only a basic knowledge of geometry and algebra to prove inviting. College-level collections will welcome this discussion!"
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  • The Glorious Golden Ratio by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
  • November 15, 2011
  • Mathematics - Geometry; Mathematics
  • Prometheus Books
  • $27.00
  • 9781616144234

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