June 16, 2016

#Review of Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty by @alexbellos, Edmund Harriss #thanks #TheExperiment #BEA16

 
 
An ingenious coloring book that reveals math’s hidden beauty—and contemplative power—as never before

Publisher's note: This coloring book has also been published in the UK, under the title Snowflake, Seashell, Star and in somewhat different form. Patterns of the Universe is the North American edition.

Contemplate the Patterns of the Universe as 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 bonus Creating section, 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!
 





Alex Bellos is the author of Here’s Looking at Euclid and The Grapes of Math, which are both bestsellers and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He writes a math blog for the Guardian, which has had more than 7 million page views in the past year. His YouTube clip about the mathematically optimal way to cut a cake has had more than 11 million views. He lives in London.

Illustrator Edmund Harriss is a well-known mathematical artist and a clinical assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Arkansas. He is the discoverer of the “Harriss spiral.” His research has appeared in Nature and in publications of the National Academy of Science and the American Mathematical Society. He has led many math workshops, including at the Museum of Mathematics in New York, and is the academic director of a summer camp for mathematically gifted students.





Well it seems that coloring books are not going away!  The coloring for adults is on the rises and taking everyone by storm!  I fell in love with this book when we found it at #BEA and well sorry guys we only grabbed one copy each and each of us is hoarding it so no giveaways for this one.  

But its a great book to pick up.  Each page is filled with some great patterns and then info on the left page.  So you get some knowledge and you get to color!  Best of both worlds! 










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