The Golden Mean Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Golden Mean


  • Author : Annabel Lyon
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0307372847

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The Golden Mean Book Description :

On the orders of his boyhood friend, now King Philip of Macedon, Aristotle postpones his dreams of succeeding Plato as leader of the Academy in Athens and reluctantly arrives in the Macedonian capital of Pella to tutor the king’s adolescent sons. An early illness has left one son with the intellect of a child; the other is destined for greatness but struggles between a keen mind that craves instruction and the pressures of a society that demands his prowess as a soldier. Initially Aristotle hopes for a short stay in what he considers the brutal backwater of his childhood. But, as a man of relentless curiosity and reason, Aristotle warms to the challenge of instructing his young charges, particularly Alexander, in whom he recognizes a kindred spirit, an engaged, questioning mind coupled with a unique sense of position and destiny. Aristotle struggles to match his ideas against the warrior culture that is Alexander’s birthright. He feels that teaching this startling, charming, sometimes horrifying boy is a desperate necessity. And that what the boy – thrown before his time onto his father’s battlefields – needs most is to learn the golden mean, that elusive balance between extremes that Aristotle hopes will mitigate the boy’s will to conquer. Aristotle struggles to inspire balance in Alexander, and he finds he must also play a cat-and-mouse game of power and influence with Philip in order to manage his own ambitions. As Alexander’s position as Philip’s heir strengthens and his victories on the battlefield mount, Aristotle’s attempts to instruct him are honoured, but increasingly unheeded. And despite several troubling incidents on the field of battle, Alexander remains steadfast in his desire to further the reach of his empire to all known and unknown corners of the world, rendering the intellectual pursuits Aristotle offers increasingly irrelevant. Exploring this fabled time and place, Annabel Lyon tells her story in the earthy, frank, and perceptiv

The Golden Mean Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Golden Mean


  • Author : Annabel Lyon
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-09-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307594440

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The Golden Mean Book Description :

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.

The Golden Mean Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Golden Mean


  • Author : Annabel Lyon
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2010-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857890597

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The Golden Mean Book Description :

Shortlisted for the prestigious Giller Prize and the Governor General's Award Macedon. 367 BC. Philip II is bringing war to Persia. Forged in the warrior culture of Macedonia, the time has come for his young son Alexander to take up his inheritance of blood and obedience to the sword. It is a training that has made the boy sadistic; fiercely brilliant, but unstable. A dangerous trait in a king fated to rule the vastest empire of the ancient world. Compelled to teach this startling, precocious, sometimes horrifying child, Aristotle soon realises that what the boy needs most to learn - thrown before his time onto his father's battlefields - is the lesson of the golden mean, the elusive balance between extremes that Aristotle hopes will mitigate the boy's will to conquer in this age of fighting heroes...

The Golden Mean Book

The Golden Mean


  • Author : John Glenday
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-09-10
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447253938

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The Golden Mean Book Description :

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 Mean Book

The Golden Mean


  • Author : James S. Hans
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1994-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 0791418316

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The Golden Mean Book Description :

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 Golden Ratio Book

The Golden Ratio


  • Author : Gary B. Meisner
  • Publisher : Race Point Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631064869

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The Golden Ratio Book Description :

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 Book

Golden Meaning


  • Author : Lucienne Roberts
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-02
  • Genre: Golden section
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 0957238118

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The Golden Section Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Golden Section


  • Author : Scott Olson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2006-10-17
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 58
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802715395

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The Golden Section Book Description :

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 Mean Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Golden Mean


  • Author : Annabel Lyon
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0307372847

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The Golden Mean Book Description :

On the orders of his boyhood friend, now King Philip of Macedon, Aristotle postpones his dreams of succeeding Plato as leader of the Academy in Athens and reluctantly arrives in the Macedonian capital of Pella to tutor the king’s adolescent sons. An early illness has left one son with the intellect of a child; the other is destined for greatness but struggles between a keen mind that craves instruction and the pressures of a society that demands his prowess as a soldier. Initially Aristotle hopes for a short stay in what he considers the brutal backwater of his childhood. But, as a man of relentless curiosity and reason, Aristotle warms to the challenge of instructing his young charges, particularly Alexander, in whom he recognizes a kindred spirit, an engaged, questioning mind coupled with a unique sense of position and destiny. Aristotle struggles to match his ideas against the warrior culture that is Alexander’s birthright. He feels that teaching this startling, charming, sometimes horrifying boy is a desperate necessity. And that what the boy – thrown before his time onto his father’s battlefields – needs most is to learn the golden mean, that elusive balance between extremes that Aristotle hopes will mitigate the boy’s will to conquer. Aristotle struggles to inspire balance in Alexander, and he finds he must also play a cat-and-mouse game of power and influence with Philip in order to manage his own ambitions. As Alexander’s position as Philip’s heir strengthens and his victories on the battlefield mount, Aristotle’s attempts to instruct him are honoured, but increasingly unheeded. And despite several troubling incidents on the field of battle, Alexander remains steadfast in his desire to further the reach of his empire to all known and unknown corners of the world, rendering the intellectual pursuits Aristotle offers increasingly irrelevant. Exploring this fabled time and place, Annabel Lyon tells her story in the earthy, frank, and perceptiv

The Golden Mean Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The Golden Mean


  • Author : Nick Bantock
  • Publisher : Raincoast Books
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Imaginary letters
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 1895714036

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The Glorious Golden Ratio Book

The Glorious Golden Ratio


  • Author : Alfred S. Posamentier
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2011-12-20
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616144241

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The Glorious Golden Ratio Book Description :

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 Book

The Golden Mean


  • Author : Charles Melville Barr
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1936
  • Genre: Prohibition
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076005062703

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The Best Thing For You Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Best Thing For You


  • Author : Annabel Lyon
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551996707

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The Best Thing For You Book Description :

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.

Divine  Golden  Ingenious Book

Divine Golden Ingenious


  • Author : Oliver Götze
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 377742692X

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Divine Golden Ingenious Book Description :

Does a mystic, divine formula lie behind everything that is beautiful? For centuries the golden mean has been a subject of endless fascination. The ratio of the proportion can be seen in Nature; it runs through artistic design processes and it affects our perception of our surroundings. But how much of this apparent "world formula" is true, and how much of it is myth? The history of the golden mean begins with Euclid in the 3rd century BC. But it was only in the 19th century that it was raised to the universal constant of beauty. From this point onwards the "golden section" was described in flora and fauna; the famous Fibonacci number. It determines the growth of the pineapple; and Le Corbusier optimised architecture by means of the Modulor. But does this art-historical phenomenon really play a universal role in the organisation of our world? Authors from all fields analyse the Golden Mean with regard to function, demonstrability and relevance, also by means of current examples from art and design as well as in comparison with the DIN and the tatami measurement.

The Golden Ratio Book

The Golden Ratio


  • Author : Michael O'Mara Books
  • Publisher : Lark Books (NC)
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 1454710225

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The Golden Ratio Book Description :

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.

The Golden Mean of Languages Book

The Golden Mean of Languages


  • Author : Alisa van de Haar
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2019-09-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004408593

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The Golden Mean of Languages Book Description :

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.

Back to the Republic  The Golden Mean  Standard Form of Government Book

Back to the Republic The Golden Mean Standard Form of Government


  • Author : Harry Fuller Atwood
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 0469069333

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Back to the Republic The Golden Mean Standard Form of Government Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Golden Mean Book

The Golden Mean


  • Author : Horace
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 19??
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 4
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:25478725

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Griffin and Sabine Book
Score: 4.5
From 37 Ratings

Griffin and Sabine


  • Author : Nick Bantock
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 1991-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0877017883

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Griffin and Sabine Book Description :

A novel in colorful postcards and letters depicts the enigmatic relationship between British artist Griffin Moss and Sabine Strohem, a mysterious woman living on a Pacific island who can see Griffin as he works in London