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Wild Fibonacci: Nature's Secret Code Revealed
by Joy N. Hulme
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 Fi ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Tricycle Press
(first published August 26th 2005)
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Jul 31, 2011 Emily added it · review of another edition
Recommended to Emily by: I found it myself.
I found this book disappointing. The ways the Fibonacci sequence is found in nature is such an interesting topic. The introduction explains the Fibonacci sequence and some of the places to find it in nature. The rest of the book doesn't mention the sequence at all. It just shows animals that have a body part that follows the sequence, having only mentioned this in the introduction. It doesn't even say what the body parts are anywhere other than in the introduction. The focus is primarily on the ...more
Ok, I don't exactly understand the application of the Fibonaci number theory as it applies to the curve found in animals. It is easy to understand the basic number theory, but someone will after to show me more detail about the curves. The illustrations are beautiful and anyone could enjoy them for their beauty.