The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number

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$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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Pages
304
Dimensions
5.21 X 8.0 X 0.67 inches | 0.51 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780767908160
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About the Author

Mario Livio is head of the Science Division at the Hubble Space Telescope Institute, where he studies a broad range of subjects in astrophysics, particularly the rate of expansion of the universe. He is the author of one previous book, The Accelerating Universe (2000). He is a frequent public lecturer at such venues as the Smithsonian Institution and the Hayden Planetarium. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Reviews

"[An] entertaining review of the history of mathematics . . . A nice mental workout." -- Linda Schlossberg, San Francisco Chronicle

"Engagingly enthusiastic . . . It's hard not to feel inspired and even unsettled by the hidden order Livio reveals." -- New Scientist

"Numbers aficionados will delight in astrophysicist Livio's history of an irrational number whose fame is second only to that of pi. . . . Livio's encyclopedic selection of subjects, supported by dozens of illustrations, will snare anyone with a recreational interest in mathematics." -- Booklist