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Sacred Number: The Secret Quality of Quantities

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Numbers permeate every aspect of our lives; very little happens without a basic ability to manipulate the simple whole numbers we all take for granted. Beautifully illustrated with old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, Sacred Number introduces basic counting systems; significant numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Walker Books
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Brianna Privett
Sacred Number by Miranda Lundy (2006)
Scott
Mar 21, 2008 Scott rated it liked it
Shelves: nature, math
Paging through an entry in the Wooden Books series, and pondering the contents, is an enjoyable way to spend an evening. This book includes snapshots of various numbers and why those numbers are meaningful in math, science, religion, history, etc.

It's a small book, so they don't cover all of the numbers.
Andrew
Jul 07, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a beautifully illustrated book which describes the quality of numbers. It is more of an introduction that the reader may use as the basis for further research and investigation. I did learn many new things and it has rekindled my interest in numbers and their pattern.
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Apr 04, 2016 Jules rated it it was ok
This work is far too short. It barely covers any ground concerning number symbolism.
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