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The author of the book: John D. Barrow
Edition: Bodley Head
Date of issue: December 16th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781847922311
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 12.88 MB
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Eminent cosmologist Professor John D. Barrow uses simple mathematics to explain one hundred of life's most perplexing questions.
What can maths tell us about art?
Professor John Barrow sheds light on the mysteries of the world of the arts. At the very heart, he tells us, mathematics and the arts are not so far removed. He takes us on a tour of the world of the arts through 100 steps, guiding us through art forms as various as sculpture, literature, architecture and dance, and revealing what maths can tell us about them. Find out:
* Why diamonds sparkle
* How many words Shakespeare knew
* Why the shower is the best place to sing
* Why an egg is egg-shapped
* How to shatter a wine glass with your singing voice
* Why Charles Dickens led a crusade against maths
Enlivening the everyday with a new way of looking at the world, this book will enrich your understanding of the maths and the arts that we are surrounded by in our day-to-day lives.
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Read information about the authorJohn D. Barrow is a professor of mathematical sciences and director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
He was awarded the 2006 Templeton Prize for "Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities" for his "writings about the relationship between life and the universe, and the nature of human understanding [which] have created new perspectives on questions of ultimate concern to science and religion".
He is a member of a United Reformed Church, which he describes as teaching "a traditional deistic picture of the universe", and live in Cambridge, UK.