The Golden Section : Nature's Greatest Secret

Author(s): Scott Olsen


The Golden Section - otherwise known as phi, the golden mean, or golden ratio - is one of the most elegant and beautiful ratios in the universe. Defined as a line segment divided into two unequal parts, such that the ratio of the shorter portion to the longer portion is the same as the longer portion to the whole, it pops up throughout nature - in water, DNA, the proportions of fish and butterflies, and the number of teeth we possess - as well as in art and architecture, music, philosophy, science, and mathematics. This is the most accessible and appealing guide to the subject ever assembled. Beautifully illustrated, The Golden Section tells the story of this remarkable construct and its wide-ranging influence on civilization and the natural world.


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General Fields

  • : 9780802715395
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • : 0.191
  • : July 2006
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Scott Olsen
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 58
  • : illustrations