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Growing patterns : Fibonacci numbers in nature / Sarah C. Campbell ; photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell.

By: Campbell, Sarah C, 1966-.
Contributor(s): Campbell, Richard P [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 20 x 31 cm.ISBN: 9781590787526 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1590787528 (hardcover : alk. paper).Other title: Fibonacci numbers in nature.Subject(s): Fibonacci numbers -- Juvenile literature | Mathematics in nature -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 512.7/2 Awards: Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, 2011.Summary: What's the biggest mathematical mystery in nature? Fibonacci numbers! The pattern creeps up in the most unexpected places. It's clear that math holds secrets to nature and that nature holds secret numbers.
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What's the biggest mathematical mystery in nature? Fibonacci numbers! The pattern creeps up in the most unexpected places. It's clear that math holds secrets to nature and that nature holds secret numbers.

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Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, 2011.

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Gr 3-6-This slim, attractive volume makes clear the appearance and significance of Fibonacci numbers in nature, both through simple, precise explanations and eye-catching photographs. With plenty of white space and crisp images, the design of the book is appealing. Details about Fibonacci himself, other interesting mathematical concepts such as the "golden ratio," and a glossary are included. With such an obscure topic, this book may have a difficult time finding an audience, but math teachers looking to add an interesting element to a lesson will find this a solid choice, and future mathematicians will be drawn into the magic and mystery of Fibonacci numbers.-Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Sarah C. Campbell is the author of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator . Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Highlights for Children and the New York Times . She lives in Jackson, Mississippi.<br> <br> Richard P. Campbell is co-photographer of the acclaimed children's nonfiction book Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator . He lives in Jackson, Mississippi.

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