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Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty Paperback – December 1, 2015
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“Illustrations designed to introduce doodlers to a range of challenging mathematical principles.”—Science
“Flipping through this new coloring book is a mesmerizing journey. From perfect hexagonal tilings to luscious sine waves to nautilus shell spirals, every line illustration by mathematical artist Edmund Harriss (and a handful of others) brings a hypnotic sense of harmony.”—Science Friday
“Enough coloring inside the lines—it’s time to start coloring inside the cosines.”—WIRED
“Think coloring books are just for little kids? Think again.”—Boys’ Life
“An intricate, geeky coloring book for adults.”—Independent on Sunday
“A beautiful math coloring book offering young and old alike the joy of patterns that are pleasing and rigorous, regular and creative, all at the same time.”—Cédric Villani, Fields medalist and author of Birth of a Theorem
“A math coloring book for kids and adults . . . Irresistible!”—Steven Strogatz, author of The Joy of x
“I wouldn’t have expected anything less from math adventurer Bellos and mathematical artist and tiling fan Harriss, whose personalities both come through in the book—from the beautiful illustrations to the playful style. . . . The range of types of math on display is super. . . . A beautiful object.”—Aperiodical blog
“This is big fun. . . . Just looking at these pages is a treat—they have a life all their own, even before color is applied. . . . A coloring book with a sharp new angle.”—The Papercraft Post blog
“Adds a bit of braininess to the relatively simple act of coloring while keeping the stress-relieving benefits.”—Adult Coloring 101
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I saw the fractal pattern and realized it looked like the aura I get when a migraine is coming on. I became absorbed trying to capture the feeling of pulsing colors. The patterns are so fundamental you can find what you need in them.
This book has page after page of amazing designs and patterns that will keep you entertained and occupied for hours. The book also shows how to create your own patterns and designs and includes several geometric based games and activities.
The pictures range from fractals to repeating geometric shapes to organic designs like cells. It also includes images made of animals, knots, etc. The designs range from simple to incredibly intricate. It’s the perfect time to break out that huge set of colored pencils.
This is the perfect gift for anyone who likes to doodle or appreciates geometry and symmetry.
Honest, it's about five hundred times more interesting than it looks. Go on, give it a try and surprise yourself!