A logo is usually some form of graphic—a visualisation used by organisations,
groups or even individuals to aid and promote instant recognition. When we use
logos within this book, they are designed to promote recognition of some of the
fundamentally different ways of thinking you will experience.
As a logo for the current chapter we might use a corruption of the famous illus-
tration by Leonardo da Vinci known as Vitruvian Man (Fig. P.1). This drawing was
an attempt by Leonardo to do a number of things. Overall, it was his attempt to
relate man to nature. To do this, he illustrated the relationship of the human body to
certain fundamental and abstract shapes: namely, the square and the circle. Such
shapes demonstrate the association between certain proportions of the human body
as described by the Roman architect Vitruvius and some fundamental key measure-
ments from the world of aesthetics (the study of beauty in all its forms), particularly
the idea of the golden mean or the golden ratio.
The Inverted Bowl: Introductory Accounts of the Universe and Its Life
The present well-established study of planets orbiting stars other than our Sun, the exoplanets, was reviewed by the author in his earlier book Wandering Stars. This new and exciting field of study has expanded quickly, particularly due to technological advances in both Earth-based telescopes and, more recently, in the application of...
A Statistical Guide for the Ethically Perplexed
For disciplines concerned with human well-being, such as medicine, psychology, and law, statistics must be used in accordance with standards for ethical practice. A Statistical Guide for the Ethically Perplexed illustrates the proper use of probabilistic and statistical reasoning in the behavioral, social, and biomedical...
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