Patterns Of The Universe: A ... Adventure In Math & Beauty

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Item#: 9781615193233
Author Bellos & Harriss
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An ingenious coloring book that reveals math&s hidden beauty-and contemplative power-as never before

Publisher's note:Find even more mathemagical coloring inVisions of the Universe, new in December 2016!

Contemplate thePatterns of the Universeas you color! Math is at the heart of many natural wonders and has an abstract beauty all its own-in the silhouette of a snowflake, the spiral seeds of a sunflower, and the symmetry of the Sri Yantra mandala.

From the 4-D hypercube that casts a starlike shadow, to the infinite pattern of Penrose tiles that never perfectly repeats, these 57 exquisite designs reveal their secrets as you fill them with color. Art becomes an act of discovery-no math knowledge is required!

In the bonusCreatingsection, as you join dots, flip coins, and follow other simple steps, 12 surprising images will emerge before your eyes.

This is an adventure for all ages-and a treasure for artists in Numberland!

Short Description
A unique entry in the selling-like-hotcakes grown-up coloring category, from a bestselling math writer and a topnotch illustrator: 78 coloring designs and games that explore symmetry, fractals, tessellations, randomness, and more!

Math and art might seem like completely different worlds-especially to the number-phobic. But where they intersect, we can find the fractal growth of a snowflake, the spiral seeds of a sunflower, and dazzling abstract designs born of patterns and randomness.

Here are 65 math-inspired illustrations to meditate on as you color, from the Sri Yantra (an ancient Hindu mandala of nine entwined triangles) to a page full of Penrose tiles (two shapes that can cover an infinite surface-but in a sequence that never perfectly repeats)!

ThesePatterns of the Universereveal their underlying logic as they are filled in, so coloring becomes an act of discovery. Bestselling author Alex Bellos and mathematical illustrator Edmund Harriss include friendly explanations of the math that add to the wonder. Plus, 13 bonus activities at the back of the book invite colorists to help create their own one-of-a-kind designs!