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THE GOLDEN RATIO The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number

by | Read by Mel Foster

Contemporary Culture • 10.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

The Golden Ratio, called phi (1.618...), is an irrational number, passed down from the ancients, that can be applied to elements as varied as art and design, the movement of the stock market, and the structure of the universe. Narrator Mel Foster keeps listeners engaged with Livio's discussion of phi and its influence over the centuries. Stories relating phi to Plato's socioeconomic vision; the works of Salvador Dali, Albrecht Durer, and Leonardo da Vinci; cubism; psychology; and Jewish mysticism will keep most listeners spellbound. Still, there are mathematical aspects to this work that some listeners may prefer to read--or ignore if they're not math minded. Others will be intrigued by the topic--possibly to the extent of continued exploration. Mario Livia's meticulous research brings a dry math topic to life. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2013]

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Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 978-1-4692-8607-5 $19.99 • Nine CDs

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Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 978-1-4692-8610-5 $49.97 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4692-8611-2 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

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