A Little Book of Coincidence: In the Solar System

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 1 de abr. de 2002 - 64 páginas

A most unusual guide to the solar system, A Little Book of Coincidence suggests that there may be fundamental relationships between space, time, and life that have not yet been fully understood. From the observations of Ptolemy and Kepler to the Harmony of the Spheres and the hidden structure of the solar system, John Martineau reveals the exquisite orbital patterns of the planets and the mathematical relationships that govern them. A table shows the relative measurements of each planet in eighteen categories, and three pages show the beautiful dance patterns of thirty six pairs of planets and moons.

 

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Comentário do usuário  - Inconspicuous - LibraryThing

A really interesting book that notes mathematical patterns in the orbit of bodies in our solar system. Quite the interesting little book for anyone who likes patterns like this. I was really ... Ler resenha completa

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Comentário do usuário  - mwittkids - LibraryThing

MacBeth Derham recommends this book as, "The solar system is God's Spirograph, and this secular little book demonstrates the mathematical beauty of a created universe without trying; there are no coincedences." Ler resenha completa

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Introduction
1
Galactic Dust
2
The Solar System
4
Retrograde Motion
6
The Ancient Secret of Sevens
8
Geocentric or Heliocentric
10
Keplers Visions
12
The Music of the Spheres
14
The Alchemical Wedding
30
Calendar Magic
32
Cosmic Football
34
The Asteroid Belt
36
The Outer Planets
38
Fours
40
Outer Moons
42
Jupiters Giant Seal
44

Bodes Law and Synods
16
Making Sense of the Pictures
18
The Inner Planets
20
Mercury and Venus Orbits
22
The Kiss of Venus
24
The Perfect Beauty of Venus
26
Mercury and Earth
28
The Golden Clock
46
Octaves Out There
48
Galactic Geometry
50
The Starry Signature
52
Data Tables
54
Dances of the Planets
56
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John Martineau, an acclaimed geometer, is also the publisher of Wooden Books.

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