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The Divine Proportion

The logarithmic spiral, the Golden Proportion, the squaring of the circle and other ubiquitous ratios and proportions.

The thinkers of ancient Egypt, Greece and India recognized that numbers governed much of what they saw in their world and hence provided an approach to its divine creator. 27 more words

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'The sound of a wild snail eating' by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

This is not in any way a book about swimming but it is sort of about mindfulness, and it is a beautiful book. The author was diagnosed with a severe illness that kept her almost immobile for more than a year. 180 more words

Mindfulness

Chapter 35: Phi (ϕ)

Phi, the magic number was discovered by the Greeks, by Pythagoras or his followers, as best as we can tell. Originally, it was described as a ratio of line segments described by the following situation. 659 more words

Chapters

(1) Nature in Architecture

For centuries architects have commonly turned to nature for inspiration. Nature is guarded as the perfect structure formed through evolution and the test of time. Being inspired by nature and influenced in this way is called “biomimicry” it allows architects to be energy efficient, structurally sound, and beautiful to behold. 199 more words

Notable Designers

Spiral Arms - Milky Way

Two Spiral Arms

The Scutum–Centaurus arm and the Carina–Sagittarius arm, have tangent points inside the Sun’s orbit about the centre of the Milky Way. If these arms contain an over density of stars compared to the average density of stars in the Galactic disk, it would be detectable by counting the stars near the tangent point. 254 more words

Astronomy