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The Golden Mean

The Golden Mean
Author : Annabel Lyon
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2010-09-07
Category : Fiction
Total pages :288
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A startlingly original first novel by “this generation’s answer to Alice Munro” (The Vancouver Sun)—a bold reimagining of one of history’s most intriguing relationships: between legendary philosopher Aristotle and his most famous pupil, the young Alexander the Great. 342 BC: Aristotle is reluctant to set aside his own ambitions in order to tutor Alexander, the rebellious son of his boyhood friend Philip of Macedon. But the philosopher soon comes to realize that teaching this charming, surprising, sometimes horrifying teenager—heir to the Macedonian throne, forced onto the battlefield before his time—is a necessity amid the ever more sinister intrigues of Philip’s court. Told in the brilliantly rendered voice of Aristotle—keenly intelligent, often darkly funny—The Golden Mean brings ancient Greece to vivid life via the story of this remarkable friendship between two towering figures, innovator and conqueror, whose views of the world still resonate today.

Reflections Of A Siamese Twin

Reflections Of A Siamese Twin
Author : John Ralston Saul
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Release Date : 1998-10-20
Category : History
Total pages :560
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In Reflections of a Siamese Twin, Saul turns his eye from a reinterpretation of the Western world to an examination of Canada itself. Caught up in crises—political, economic, and social—Canada continues to flounder, unable to solve or even really identify its problems. Instead, we assert absolute differences between ourselves: we are English or we are French; Natives or Europeans; early immigrants or newly arrived; from the east or from the west. Or we bow to ideologies and deny all differences in the name of nationalism, unity, or equality. In a startling exercise in reorientation, John Ralston Saul makes sense of Canadian myths—real, false, denied—and reconciles them with the reality of today's politics, culture, and economics.

The Golden Mean

The Golden Mean
Author : John Glenday
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release Date : 2015-09-10
Category : Poetry
Total pages :129
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After the success of Grain (shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, poetry's most prestigious international award) John Glenday returns with The Golden Mean. Glenday's poetry - once something of a closely guarded secret - now has many devotees, and this new book shows why: Glenday's mastery of the short translucent lyric and his unashamed and direct concern with matters of the spirit, of love, of human nature and natural law - means he can often read as a Spanish or East European poet in immaculate translation. But for all its apparently weightless and aerodynamic grace, Glenday's poetry can be playful, experimental and occasionally even surreal, and his voice local and intimate. The Golden Mean shows Glenday's full range, and a poet at the height of his imaginative powers.

The Golden Section

The Golden Section
Author : Scott Olson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date : 2006-10-17
Category : Mathematics
Total pages :58
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Tells the story of the golden section, a line segment divided into two parts such that the ratio of the short portion to the longer portion is equal to the ratio of the longer portion to the whole, and its impact on civilization and the natural world.

The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio
Author : Gary B. Meisner
Publisher : Race Point Publishing
Release Date : 2018-10-23
Category : Mathematics
Total pages :224
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The Golden Ratio examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. This gorgeous book—with layflat dimensions that closely approximate the golden ratio—features clear, enlightening, and entertaining commentary alongside stunning full-color illustrations by Venezuelan artist and architect Rafael Araujo. From the pyramids of Giza, to quasicrystals, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an infinite capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. This book invites you to take a new look at this timeless topic, with a compilation of research and information worthy of a text book, accompanied by over 200 beautiful color illustrations that transform this into the ultimate coffee table book. Author Gary Meisner shares the results of his twenty-year investigation and collaboration with thousands of people across the globe in dozens of professions and walks of life. The evidence will close the gaps of understanding related to many claims of the golden ratio’s appearances and applications, and present new findings to take our knowledge further yet. Whoever you are, and whatever you may know about this topic, you’ll find something new, interesting, and informative in this book, and may find yourself challenged to see, apply, and share this unique number of mathematics and science in new ways.

Golden Meaning

Golden Meaning
Author : Lucienne Roberts,Rebecca Wright,Alex Bellos
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2014-02
Category : Golden section
Total pages :279
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The Golden Mean

The Golden Mean
Author : James S. Hans
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release Date : 1994-01-01
Category : Philosophy
Total pages :302
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The Golden Mean argues that our current dilemmas both inside and outside the university should prompt us to see more clearly how the aesthetic and the ethical are intrinsically related. We need to reassess their relationship to the future of our ways of thinking and the development of our communities.

The Glorious Golden Ratio

The Glorious Golden Ratio
Author : Alfred S. Posamentier,Ingmar Lehmann
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release Date : 2011-12-20
Category : Mathematics
Total pages :363
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What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this engaging tour of one of mathematics' most interesting phenomena. The authors trace the appearance of the Golden Ratio throughout history, demonstrate a variety of ingenious techniques used to construct it, and illustrate the many surprising geometric figures in which the Golden Ratio is embedded. Requiring no more than an elementary knowledge of geometry and algebra, the authors give readers a new appreciation of the indispensable qualities and inherent beauty of mathematics.

The Golden Mean of Languages

The Golden Mean of Languages
Author : Alisa van de Haar
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2019-09-02
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :440
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Alisa van de Haar sheds new light on the debates regarding the form and status of the vernacular in the early modern Low Countries, where both French and Dutch were spoken as local tongues.

The Death of Socrates

The Death of Socrates
Author : Emily R. Wilson
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release Date : 2007
Category : History
Total pages :247
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Examines how the trial and death of Socrates has impacted the Western world throughout history.

The Golden Mean

The Golden Mean
Author : Nick Bantock
Publisher : Raincoast Books
Release Date : 1993
Category : Imaginary letters
Total pages :48
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The Best Thing For You

The Best Thing For You
Author : Annabel Lyon
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Release Date : 2014-04-01
Category : Fiction
Total pages :336
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Annabel Lyon’s debut book of fiction, Oxygen, “left the country’s literary elite breathless” (Elm Street magazine). Now, in The Best Thing for You, Lyon has taken her tough, unflinching style to new heights and all the anticipation is rewarded. Here, in three novellas, Lyon reveals the potential for darkness that lurks behind even the most perfect-seeming veneer. In the first novella, “No Fun,” a middle-class family in present-day Vancouver is thrown into turmoil when their teenage son is charged in connection with the beating of a disabled man. In “The Goldberg Metronome,” a young couple discovers an antique metronome taped up and hidden under a sink in their new apartment. Its dark past weaves a story that crosses centuries and continents. Then, in the stunning title novella, a riveting and layered film-noirish piece set in wartime 1940s Vancouver, a housewife in her twenties plots and carries out her husband’s murder with sang-froid, with the help of her lover, a young grocery-store clerk. Later, the son of the insurance agent who loses his job over the woman’s claim must deal with his family’s financial downfall as he nurses his own obsession with her crime and its connection to the music in his head. Lyon draws us in with her vivid characters and sharp, highly charged prose and holds us in the worlds she creates. Along the way, she challenges the fragile illusion of goodness in our lives. Once again Annabel Lyon has demonstrated herself to be one of Canada’s boldest, most exciting new voices. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Golden Mean

The Golden Mean
Author : Annabel Lyon
Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Release Date : 2010
Category : Fiction
Total pages :287
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A prize-winning story inspired by the historical relationship between Aristotle and the young Alexander the Great finds the legendary philosopher reluctantly tutoring a childhood friend's son only to find himself impressed by the young heir's potential and early handling of difficult military and political challenges.

Road Gloria

Road Gloria
Author : Joel Levin
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2018-11
Category :
Total pages :129
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Margaret is a middle-aged housewife who, on the surface, lives the perfect life. Sure, her relationship with husband James is not the best but, compared to others, it would be considered normal.In life we are offered many roads to walk down and Margaret was not expecting the road that was about to be laid out in front of her; but, it could just be everything she had ever wanted. The story starts when the life she had worked so hard to construct unravels and a new way of living begins to emerge. A chance encounter with a seemingly mystical mirror and a reunion with an old high school friend spark an inner journey that has ripple effects across her whole life. Her old friend Leo becomes Margaret's 'gad fly', challenging her world view with an ageless wisdom that has been with humanity for aeons, but is rarely applied. How do relationships sustain themselves when one person no longer needs or wants the same things? How do we understand ourselves when success and all that we have used to define ourselves may not be who we are in truth? How often do we live what others expect of us and ignore what we are feeling?Road Gloria is a story of the path of return, a return to our soul. Margaret is taking a few steps down a road that we all walk down at some point.

The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio
Author : Michael O'Mara Books,Steve Richards
Publisher : Lark Books (NC)
Release Date : 2016-11-01
Category : Art
Total pages :96
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The elegance of mathematics meets the creativity of art in this unique coloring book. The golden ratio is the mathematical equation that describes what many consider the "divine proportion," and it's found throughout nature, as well as in art and architecture. This stunning coloring book showcases the beauty of Fibonacci's most famous formula, exploring the many ways numbers and beauty combine. Logical and creative minds alike will enjoy filling in the spirals and designs in these remarkable images.