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From a zebra’s stripes to a spider’s web, from sand dunes to snowflakes, nature is full of patterns based on mathematical principles. In The Beauty of Numbers in Nature, Ian Stewart shows how life forms from the principles of mathematics. Explore different kinds of patterning systems and their mathematical underpinnings, and discover some universal patterns—both in nature and made by humans. From the basic geometry of ancient Greece to the complexities of fractals, see how math shows up in the world around us.