Mathematics in nature
Tricycle Press
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 ... Look carefully. Do you see the pattern? Each number above is the sum of the two numbers before it. Though most of us are unfamiliar with it, this numerical series, called the Fibonacci sequence, is part of a code that can be found everywhere in nature. Count the petals on a flower or the peas in a peapod. The numbers are all part of the Fibonacci sequence. In Wild Fibonacci, readers will discover this mysterious code in a special shape called an equiangular spiral. Why so special? It mysteriously appears in the natural world: a sundial shell curves to fit the spiral. So does a parrot's beak ... a hawk's talon ... a ram's horn ... even our own human teeth! Joy Hulme provides a clear and accessible introduction to the Fibonacci sequence and its presence in the animal world.
57311405
Children's nonfiction
Biography
Wild Fibonacci : nature's secret code revealed
57311405
2005
en
Juvenile works
2005
c2005
cau
Hulme
Joy N.
Joy N. Hulme
Juvenile
Recurrent sequences (Mathematics)
Fibonacci numbers
Sequences (Mathematics)
Schwartz
Carol
Carol Schwartz
1954
9781582461540
1582461546
2018-03-09
Fibonacci numbers
Berkeley
Mathematics in nature