Quadrivium

Number Geometry Music Heaven
Author: John Martineau
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907155048
Category: Cosmology
Page: 409
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Composed of six previously published works.

Quadrivium

The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology
Author: Miranda Lundy,Anthony Ashton,Jason Martineau,Daud Sutton,John Martineau
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 9780802778130
Category: Science
Page: 416
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The quadrivium—the classical curriculum—comprises the four liberal arts of number, geometry, music, and cosmology. It was studied from antiquity to the Renaissance as a way of glimpsing the nature of reality. Geometry is number in space; music is number in time; and comology expresses number in space and time. Number, music, and geometry are metaphysical truths: life across the universe investigates them; they foreshadow the physical sciences. Quadrivium is the first volume to bring together these four subjects in many hundreds of years. Composed of six successful titles in the Wooden Books series—Sacred Geometry, Sacred Number, Harmonograph, The Elements of Music, Platonic & Archimedean Solids, and A Little Book of Coincidence—it makes ancient wisdom and its astonishing interconnectedness accessible to us today. Beautifully produced in six different colors of ink, Quadrivium will appeal to anyone interested in mathematics, music, astronomy, and how the universe works.

Sacred Number

The Secret Quality of Quantities
Author: N.A
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802714560
Category: Mathematics
Page: 64
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Beautifully illustrated with many old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, "Sacred Number" covers basic counting systems and the widespread use of 20 important numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music to number quality; and how numbers affect architecture.

Beyond Mastering

A Conceptual Guide
Author: Steve Turnidge
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1480366838
Category: Music
Page: 262
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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). In his first book, Desktop Mastering , Steve Turnidge unveiled his unique approach to mastering in the box, all the while providing glimpses of his mind-set and resulting workflow. Now, in Beyond Mastering , Turnidge pulls back the veil to give a tour of the physics and philosophy driving the mastering engineer, and the internal state required for happiness and success. By definition, universal truths can be expressed in any medium. In this book, these truths are revealed through the art of mastering, building on the step-by-step methods explained in Desktop Mastering , related in well-developed metaphor and analogy. Beyond Mastering is full of guiding principles gained from Turnidge's more than 25 years at the forefront of art and technology.

Sciencia

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Astronomy for All
Author: Matt Tweed,Matthew Watkins,Moff Betts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802778992
Category: Mathematics
Page: 416
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Collects six short illustrated volumes covering topics in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, evolution, and astronomy.

Platonic & Archimedean Solids


Author: Daud Sutton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802713866
Category: Mathematics
Page: 58
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Looks at the relationship between the five Platonic and thirteen Archimedean solids.

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011


Author: Mircea Pitici
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691153159
Category: Mathematics
Page: 383
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This anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today's hottest mathematical debates. Here Ian Hacking discusses the salient features that distinguish mathematics from other disciplines of the mind; Doris Schattschneider identifies some of the mathematical inspirations of M. C. Escher's art; Jordan Ellenberg describes compressed sensing, a mathematical field that is reshaping the way people use large sets of data; Erica Klarreich reports on the use of algorithms in the job market for doctors; and much, much more. In addition to presenting the year's most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a foreword by esteemed physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us--and where it is headed.

Compact Cosmos

A Journey Through Space and Time
Author: Matt Tweed
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802714552
Category: Science
Page: 64
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Exploring the macrocosm from colossal galactic superclusters to quiet backwater planets, Matt Tweed offers a primer on the cosmos for anyone fascinated by the heavens. Taking a guided tour through the universe, we ride past quasars, jets, and galaxies to land on a curious world and examine an array of ideas about space and time. Tweed traces the evolution of stars and formation of planets, describing our "light bubble" and why we can't see any farther than we do. For a concise and accessible description of extra-solar planetary systems, black holes, pulsars, nebulae, great walls, dark matter, red shifts, and much more, The Compact Cosmos is an indispensable guide. Data tables, lists of cosmological constants, and distances from Earth to other bodies in space form a useful appendix.

Sacred Geometry


Author: Miranda Lundy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802713823
Category: Mathematics
Page: 64
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A unique introduction to this most ancient and timeless of universal sciences.

Harmonograph

A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music
Author: Anthony Ashton
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706059
Category: Music
Page: 64
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Why did Pythagoras pause outside a Blacksmith's workshop? Can the nature of Harmony really be understood visually? Why do harmonies leave gaps or 'commas' when added together? In this charming little book Anthony Ashton uses a Victorian device called a Harmonograph to tell the story of Harmony and the intervals in the scale. With useful appendices and exquisite line drawings this is a unique and original introduction to this timeless subject. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

A Little Book of Coincidence

In the Solar System
Author: John Martineau
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706075
Category: Science
Page: 64
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Venus draws a beautiful pentagram around Earth every eight years. Jupiter's two largest moons draw a perfect four-fold flower. The Planets grandly play out the slow Music of the Spheres. Is there a secret structure hidden in the Solar System? Packed with great illustrations and serious research from many sources, this internationally bestselling little book by cosmologist John Martineau will instantly retune your cosmological circuits to the extraordinary and primary patterns behind Life, the Universe and Everything. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Music and the Making of Modern Science


Author: Peter Pesic
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262027275
Category: Music
Page: 360
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In the natural science of ancient Greece, music formed the meeting place between numbers and perception; for the next two millennia, Pesic tells us in Music and the Making of Modern Science, "liberal education" connected music with arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy within a fourfold study, the quadrivium. Peter Pesic argues provocatively that music has had a formative effect on the development of modern science -- that music has been not just a charming accompaniment to thought but a conceptual force in its own right. Pesic explores a series of episodes in which music influenced science, moments in which prior developments in music arguably affected subsequent aspects of natural science. He describes encounters between harmony and fifteenth-century cosmological controversies, between musical initiatives and irrational numbers, between vibrating bodies and the emergent electromagnetism. He offers lively accounts of how Newton applied the musical scale to define the colors in the spectrum; how Euler and others applied musical ideas to develop the wave theory of light; and how a harmonium prepared Max Planck to find a quantum theory that reengaged the mathematics of vibration. Taken together, these cases document the peculiar power of music -- its autonomous force as a stream of experience, capable of stimulating insights different from those mediated by the verbal and the visual. An innovative e-book edition available for iOS devices will allow sound examples to be played by a touch and shows the score in a moving line.

Islamic Design

A Genius for Geometry
Author: Daud Sutton
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706032
Category: Art
Page: 64
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Across the Islamic world, illuminating Korans from Morocco to Malaysia, and adorning mosques, mausoleums and palaces, are hidden some of the most exquisite geometrical devices ever conceived by man. In this excellent little book, geometer Daud Sutton unravels the mystery of Islamic patterns, explaining where they come from, how to draw them, and hinting at the Divine messages they encode. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

The Elements of Music

Melody, Rhythm and Harmony
Author: Jason Martineau
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706083
Category: Music
Page: 64
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What is the secret code behind so many musical compositions? How do you substitute chords to create greater musical complexity? Why is music so good at playing with people's emotions? In this compact book, composer and pianist Jason Martineau presents the elements of music in clear and comprehensible terms. Packed with superb diagrams and a wealth of fascinating hard-to-come-by musical tips, this is a great primer, and an invaluable resource for novice and professional alike.WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain


Author: Lewis Spence
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486404479
Category: History
Page: 198
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Fascinating, painstakingly researched study of occult beliefs and practices in Celtic Britain, with intriguing discussions of the origins of the Druids, Arthurian cults, the mystery of the Holy Grail, Celtic spells and charms, black magic, the Celtic spirit world — with its populations of banshees, leprechauns, brownies and a host of lesser phantoms — and many other topics. A compelling, erudite study that will appeal to anthropologists, folklorists, and anyone interested in the customs and spiritual life of Britain's ancient Celts.

The Trivium

The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric
Author: Sister Miriam Joseph,Marguerite McGlinn
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
ISBN: 1589882733
Category:
Page: N.A
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This book involves understanding the nature and function or language.

Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization

The Unfolding of History through the Mystery of Number
Author: Richard Heath
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594777195
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 256
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An exploration of the origins and influences of number from prehistory to modern time • Reveals the deeper meaning of the symbols and esoteric knowledge of secret societies • Explains the numerical sophistication of ancient monuments • Shows how the Templar design for Washington, D.C., represents the New Jerusalem The ubiquitous use of certain sacred numbers and ratios can be found throughout history, influencing everything from art and architecture to the development of religion and secret societies. In Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization, Richard Heath reveals the origins, widespread influences, and deeper meaning of these synchronous numerical occurrences and how they were left within our planetary environment during the creation of the earth, the moon, and our solar system. Exploring astronomy, harmony, geomancy, sacred centers, and myth, Heath reveals the secret use of sacred number knowledge in the building of Gothic cathedrals and the important influence of sacred numbers in the founding of modern Western culture. He explains the role secret societies play as a repository for this numerical information and how those who attempt to decode its meaning without understanding the planetary origins of this knowledge are left with contradictory, cryptic, and often deceptive information. By examining prehistoric and monumental cultures through the Dark Ages and later recorded history, Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization provides a key to understanding the true role and meaning of number.

The Harmony of the World


Author: Johannes Kepler,E. J. Aiton,Alistair Matheson Duncan,Judith Veronica Field
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
ISBN: 9780871692092
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 549
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The authors have presented and interpreted Johannes Kepler's Latin text to English readers by putting it into the kind of clear but earnest language they suppose Kepler would have used if he had been writing today.

Designa


Author: Adam Tetlow,Daud Sutton,Lisa DeLong
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781620406595
Category: Design
Page: 416
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Following the success of Quadrivium and Sciencia, a compendium of six titles on art and design in the acclaimed Wooden Books series appears here in one volume.