The Mobius Strip
Dr. August Mobius's Marvelous Band in Mathematics, Games, Literature, Art, Technology, and Cosmology
By (author) Clifford A. Pickover
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Mobius Strip by Clifford A. Pickover
Book DescriptionThe road that leads from the Mobius strip -- a common-sense-defying continuous loop with only one side and one edge, made famous by the illustrations of M.C. Escher -- goes to some of the strangest spots imaginable. It takes us to where the purely intellectual enters our world: where our senses, overloaded with grocery bills, the price of gas, and what to eat for lunch, are expected to absorb really bizarre ideas. And no better guide to this weird universe exists than the brilliant thinker Clifford A. Pickover, the 21st century's answer to Buckminster Fuller. From molecules and metal sculptures to postage stamps, architectural structures, and models of the universe, The Mobius Strip gives readers a glimpse of new ways of thinking and other worlds as Pickover reaches across cultures and peers beyond our ordinary reality. Lavishly illustrated, this is an infinite fountain of wondrous forms that can be used to help explain how mathematics has permeated every field of scientific endeavor, such as the colors of a sunset or the architecture of our brains; how it helps us build supersonic aircraft and roller coasters, simulate the flow of Earth's natural resources, explore subatomic quantum realities, and depict faraway galaxies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560259527
(210mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Clifford A. Pickover
Physics Devotional, Hardback (September 2015)
A compendium featuring a physics quotation and fresh art on every page, along with biographical facts of notable physicists. Suitable as a gift for science and math enthusiasts, it celebrates the beauty and wisdom of physics.
Mathematics Devotional, Hardback (November 2014)
Celebrates the beauty and wisdom of mathematics. This book includes the birthdays of notable mathematicians, so readers can see which ones share theirs.
Fractal 3D Magic, Hardback (September 2014)
Offers a glimpse into the dazzling world of computer-generated fractal art. This book provides background on everything from the classic Mandelbrot set, to the infinitely porous Menger Sponge, to ethereal fractal flames. It features more than 200 intricate designs that are visible in three dimensions thanks to the enclosed 3D glasses.
Medical Book, Hardback (April 2014)» View all books by Clifford A. Pickover
Exploring 250 milestone discoveries in medicine spanning more than 12,000 years, Pickover brings insight and acumen to the broad spectrum of medical studies.
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Author Biography - Clifford A. Pickover
Dr. Clifford A. Pickover is the author of over thirty highly-acclaimed books on such topics as computers and creativity, art, mathematics, black holes, human behavior and intelligence, religion, medical mysteries, time travel, alien life, and science fiction. He is a prolific inventor with dozens of patents, the associate editor for several journals, author of colorful puzzle calendars, and contributor to magazines geared to children and adults. Pickover is a Research Staff Member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, where he has received over 40 invention achievement awards. He is also the Brain-Strain columnist for Odyssey magazine and, for many years, he was the Brain-Boggler columnist for Discover magazine. Among his many patents, Pickover received U.S. Patent 5,095,302 for a 3-D computer mouse, 5,564,004 for strange computer icons, and 5,682,486 for black-hole transporter interfaces to computers. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University's Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.
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