Table of contents for The golden ratio : the story of phi, the world's most astonishing number / Mario Livio.


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PREFACE vii



1. PRELUDETO A NUMBER 1

2. THE PITCH AND THE PENTAGRAM 12

3. UNDER A STAR-Y-POINTING PYRAMID? 42

4. THE SECOND TREASURE 62

5. SON OF GOOD NATURE 92

6. THE DIVINE PROPORTION 124

7. PAINTERS AND POETS HAVE EQUAL LICENSE 159

8. FROM THE TILES TO THE HEAVENS 201

9. IS GOD A MATHEMATICIAN? 229



APPENDICES 255

FURTHER READING 269

INDEX 279

CREDITS 291





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Golden section