- Paperback: 351 pages
- Publisher: Avon Books (12 Nov. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060926716
- ISBN-13: 978-0060926717
- Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 2.4 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 184,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe Paperback – 12 Nov 2003
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"Highly informative . . . [shows] Schneider's particular gift of transforming everyday experience into something magical . . . Highly recommended."-- "New Frontier"In this book you will find something that cannot be obtained elsewhere, a complete introduction to the geometric code of nature, written and illustrated by the most perceptive of its modern investigators."-- from the Preface by John Mitchell
About the Author
Michael S. Schneider is an educator developing new perceptions of nature, science, art, and mathematics, holding workshops for teachers, artists, architects, and children concerning nature's numerical language. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and a Master's Degree in Math Education from the University of Florida. He was a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar in India and taught in public schools for eleven years. An education writer and computer consultant, he designed the geometry harmonizing the statues at the entrance to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, where he lives.
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Top Customer Reviews
It was difficult to put the book down long enough to type these comments!
I notice in Mr Schneider's comments that it took him 20 years to research the book. Well, it certainly shows, and I can assure him it was very well worth it. This is truly a revelation, an amazing book which will completely change the way you look at the world.
The numbers 1-10 (&12) are the key to the code of nature's designs, and are the basis of an ancient symbolic language used to design the arts, crafts & architecture worldwide.
Each of 10 chapters looks at that number & its related shapes, as they appear in nature's beautiful forms, in art, in symbolism, and as archetypes of our own spiritual nature.
Shapes are the characters of the alphabet in which the Book of Nature is written, and this is a "math" book with no math (the kind of cold "math" we were shown in school, anyway). Some people call it "sacred geometry".
This book will save you years of research, and show you how to appreciate the shapes of nature as a symbolic language familiar to our deepest self. Every shape has a "meaning" and this book shows you what they are. Reviews (Parabola Journal Winter 95, New Age Journal 8/95, etc, all remark how "accessible" it is.
I hope you enjoy it. If you read it, write me, if you like.
Michael S. Schneider
Even after an hour browsing through it, I felt that I had absorbed levels of knowledge, of perception, that were not there previously. This book is about a level of mathematics that, shamefully, is not taught in our educational system. So much for our so-called "progressive' modern culture, that the real pearls have been disregarded in favour of something that has had all knowledge, life and magic stripped away. All spiritual qualities, in fact.Read more ›
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I have read a lot of books in my time, but this is one of my favourite. It has a lovely balance of erudite philosophy and practical exercise that bring geometry and number truly to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. O. C. Robinson
I am half way through this book and only taking extra time because it is so involved.
It's become a favourite as it is written so fluidly and completely. Read more
Hmmm i feel like this is one of those with some truth but not the whole truth. I felt like there was some contractions at times. I dunno, this book just didnt sit too well with me. Read morePublished 23 months ago by malobi
Ancient knowledge and science is the foundation of our current so-called civilisation. And those imposters who are masquerading as the founders and originators of scientific... Read morePublished on 2 April 2015 by D. Njoku
This is a feast of a book. Better than that, it inspires you to go off and do more digging, more looking and more thinking for yourself. Read morePublished on 27 Sept. 2014 by Jem
A good buy for all the family. A brilliant read, explaining the maths of the worlds nature, clearly and entertainingly.Published on 24 April 2014 by Rosie Elliott
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