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The Golden Ratio by Mario Livio
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Aug 12, 2010

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An interestingly written historical account and perspective of the most irrational or irrational numbers.’ Livio debunks many of the attempts to find Phi in architecture, art, music, poetry; yet, he also provides sound rationale for finding Phi in many places. His descriptions of number theory would certainly pull me in; however, when he went into the philosophical, he pushed me away. Overall, I enjoyed the discussion of Phi, its history, how it has intrigued people for centuries, and how it relates to natural phenomena.

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