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The Resource The curves of life : being an account of spiral formations and their application to growth in nature, to science, and to art : with special reference to the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci, by Theodore Andrea Cook

The curves of life : being an account of spiral formations and their application to growth in nature, to science, and to art : with special reference to the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci, by Theodore Andrea Cook

Label
The curves of life : being an account of spiral formations and their application to growth in nature, to science, and to art : with special reference to the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci
Title
The curves of life
Title remainder
being an account of spiral formations and their application to growth in nature, to science, and to art : with special reference to the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci
Statement of responsibility
by Theodore Andrea Cook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1867-1928
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Theodore Andrea
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH351
LC item number
.C66 1979
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spirals
  • Morphology
  • Growth
  • Spirals in art
  • Spirales
  • Morphologie
  • Croissance
  • Spirales dans l'art
  • Spirals in art
  • Growth
  • Morphology
  • Spirals
  • Spiralen
  • Natuur
  • Kunst
Label
The curves of life : being an account of spiral formations and their application to growth in nature, to science, and to art : with special reference to the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci, by Theodore Andrea Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introductory : the spiral -- 2. Mathematical definitions -- 3. Upright spirals in shells -- 4. Flat spirals in shells -- 5. Botany : the meaning of spiral leaf arrangements -- 6. Special phenomena in connection with spiral phyllotaxis -- 7. Right-hand and left-hand spiral growth effects in plants -- 8. Right-hand and left-hand spiral growth effects in plants, continued : dead tissues and spinning seeds -- 9. Right-hand and left-hand spiral growth effects in plants, continued : some special cases -- 10. Right-hand and left-hand spirals in shells -- 11. Climbing plants -- 12. The spirals of horns -- 13. Spiral formations in the human body -- 14. Right and left-handed men -- 15. Artificial and conventional spirals -- 16. The development of the spiral staircase -- 17. Spirals in nature and art -- 18. The open staircase of Blois -- 19. Some principles of growth and beauty -- 20. Final results -- Appendix. I. Nature and mathematics ; II. The [phi] progression / by William Schooling ; III. Infinite series and the theory of grouping ; IV. Origins of a symbol ; V. The spiral in pavement-toothed sharks and rays / by R. Lydekker ; The spiral in bivalve shells / by R. Lydekker ; The shell of Tranvancore ; The growth of shells ; The [phi] progression in art and anatomy
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxx, 479 pages
Isbn
9780486237015
Lccn
78014678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)04983617
  • (OCoLC)ocm04983617
Label
The curves of life : being an account of spiral formations and their application to growth in nature, to science, and to art : with special reference to the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci, by Theodore Andrea Cook
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introductory : the spiral -- 2. Mathematical definitions -- 3. Upright spirals in shells -- 4. Flat spirals in shells -- 5. Botany : the meaning of spiral leaf arrangements -- 6. Special phenomena in connection with spiral phyllotaxis -- 7. Right-hand and left-hand spiral growth effects in plants -- 8. Right-hand and left-hand spiral growth effects in plants, continued : dead tissues and spinning seeds -- 9. Right-hand and left-hand spiral growth effects in plants, continued : some special cases -- 10. Right-hand and left-hand spirals in shells -- 11. Climbing plants -- 12. The spirals of horns -- 13. Spiral formations in the human body -- 14. Right and left-handed men -- 15. Artificial and conventional spirals -- 16. The development of the spiral staircase -- 17. Spirals in nature and art -- 18. The open staircase of Blois -- 19. Some principles of growth and beauty -- 20. Final results -- Appendix. I. Nature and mathematics ; II. The [phi] progression / by William Schooling ; III. Infinite series and the theory of grouping ; IV. Origins of a symbol ; V. The spiral in pavement-toothed sharks and rays / by R. Lydekker ; The spiral in bivalve shells / by R. Lydekker ; The shell of Tranvancore ; The growth of shells ; The [phi] progression in art and anatomy
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxx, 479 pages
Isbn
9780486237015
Lccn
78014678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)04983617
  • (OCoLC)ocm04983617

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