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Author:
Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN13:
978-0306454110
ISBN:
0306454114
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Publisher:
Plenum Press; 1st edition (June 15, 1997)
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Mathematics
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What does Pickover mean by the loom in the "Loom of God?" There are two historic looms that I can think of that . The Urantia Book is like the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)

What does Pickover mean by the loom in the "Loom of God?" There are two historic looms that I can think of that relate to this title. The first loom is the Greek Loom of the Fates. Each person's life is a thread. This is a loom of destiny. The Urantia Book is like the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP). They are each over 2000 pages long, the author is unknown, and they are treated as bibles by some. We also learn that the Aubrey holes at Stonehenge can be used to predict eclipses. This interesting analysis was explained by G. S. Hawkins in Stonehenge Decoded. We also learn about quipu knot writing, numerical gargoyles, and much more.

The Loom of God promises a creative, enticing, and unforgettable excursion along the vast tapestry, woven through . Clifford Pickover is the author of over twenty books on a broad range of topics in science and art, a columnist for "Odyssey," and an inventor.

The Loom of God promises a creative, enticing, and unforgettable excursion along the vast tapestry, woven through history, of mathematics and the divine. His books include "Surfing Through Hyperspace: Understanding Higher Universes in Six Easy Lessons, Wonders of Numbers: Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning," and "The Loom of God: Mathematical Tapestries at the Edge of Time.

Pickover, Clifford A. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Trent University Library Donation.

in the vast space-time landscape that we call home The Paradox of God deals with topics in religion.

Pickover's primary interest is in finding new ways to expand creativity by melding art, science, mathematics, and other seemingly disparate areas of human endeavor. In The Math Book and his companion book The Physics Book, Pickover explains that both mathematics and physics "cultivate a perpetual state of wonder about the limits of thoughts, the workings of the universe, and our place. in the vast space-time landscape that we call home  . The Paradox of God deals with topics in religion.

The second loom is a mathematical loom. What does Pickover mean by the loom in the "Loom of God?" There are two historic looms that I can think of that relate to this title

The second loom is a mathematical loom. The Jacquard Loom used punched cards to control the positioning of threads. What does Pickover mean by the loom in the "Loom of God?" There are two historic looms that I can think of that relate to this title.

C. A. PICKOVER, The Loom of God: Mathematical Tapestries at the Edge of Time, New York: Plenum, 1997. C. PICKOVER, A Passion for Mathematics, Number, Puzzles, Madness, Religion, and the Quest for Reality, New York: Wiley, 2005. BENOIT B. MANDELBROT CHRONICLE OF BOOKS ◊ AUGUST 13, 2007 ◊ 37 C. PICKOVER, ed, The Pattern Book: Fractals, Art and Nature, Singapore: World Scientific, 1995. PICKOVER, ed, Fractal Horizons: the Future Use of Fractals, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996.

In The Loom of God, Cliff Pickover, in his irrepressible style, frolics through a. .Math Tapestries at the Edge of Time.

In The Loom of God, Cliff Pickover, in his irrepressible style, frolics through a forest of mathematical curiosities and historical tidbits, all skillfully woven into a futuristic fantasy, leaving you to wonder where he learned all that. - Julien C. Sprott, Professor of Physics. Mathematics is the loom upon which God weaves the fabric of the universe. Clifford A. Pickover is the author of forty books on such topics as computers and creativity, art, mathematics, black holes, human behavior and intelligence, time travel, alien life, religion, medical mysteries, and science fiction.

The Loom of God book. The Loom of God: Mathematical Tapestries at the Edge of Time. 1402764006 (ISBN13: 9781402764004). The Loom of God: Tapestries of Mathematics and Mysticism. by. Pickover.

In a lively, intelligent synthesis of math, mysticism, and science fiction, Clifford Pickover explains the eternal magic of numbers. Taking a uniquely humorous approach, he appoints readers “Chief Historian of an intergalactic museum and sends them, along with a quirky cast of characters, hurtling through the ages to explore how individuals used numbers for such purposes as predicting the end of the world, finding love, and winning wars.

Clifford A. Pickover, P. Pickover has published nearly a book a year in which he stretches the limits of computers, art, and thought.

The Loom of God. Plenum. He has been granted more than 600 .

From the mysterious cult of Pythagoras, to the awesome mechanics of Stonehenge, to the fearsome "gargoyles" and glorious fractals created on the computer screens of today, Pickover evokes the power of numbers and their connection with the search for the ultimate meaning of the universe. We learn that individuals through the ages have conjured numbers to predict the end of the world, to raise the dead, to find love, and to sway the outcome of wars. Even today, Pickover shows, serious mathematicians sometimes resort to mystical or religious reasoning when trying to convey the power of mathematics. Together we uncover mathematics in the most exquisite forms of nature - from the delicate shape of a spider web, to the curling spiral of a shell. We discover fractals in the branching patterns of blood vessels, plants, and mountain roots. And we grasp the power of a few simple concepts - including the gravitational constant and the speed of light - that control the destiny of the universe. Prepare yourself for a strange and often amusing journey. Let The Loom of God unlock the doors of your imagination through thought-provoking mysteries, puzzles, and problems on topics ranging from ancient Greek astronomy to Armageddon. A playground for computer hobbyists, an inspiring tome for science fiction aficionados, and an adventurous education for the curious in theology, astronomy, mathematics, and history, this book delivers a world of paradox and mystery. The Loom of God promises a creative, enticing, and unforgettable excursion along the vast tapestry, woven through history, of mathematics and the divine.
  • The math is very interesting and entertaining, but the conceit of framing the story around a "time traveling historian" accompanied by an alien assistant with diamond skin is silly and constantly pulls you out of the story. Would have been much better if it was written as a straight math and history book than a half assed Hitchhiker's Guide with extra math.

  • What does Pickover mean by the loom in the "Loom of God?" There are two historic looms that I can think of that relate to this title.

    The first loom is the Greek Loom of the Fates. Each person's life is a thread. This is a loom of destiny. When one of the Fates cuts your thread, it is all over.

    The second loom is a mathematical loom. The Jacquard Loom used punched cards to control the positioning of threads. Herman Hollerith adopted the punched cards for the tabulation of 1890 census data. Soon after that, he founded a company, the Tabulating Machine Company, which after some mergers, in 1924 became the International Business Machines Corporation.

    Pickover's loom is a combination of the Loom of the Fates and the Jacquard Loom. It is a mathematical loom of destiny. In this work Pickover illustrates mathematical calculations for the end of the world. There is, of course, the end of the 5000-year Mayan calendar cycle, December 21, 2012. But, did you know about the population explosion of November 13, 2021, or the impending comet impact of August 21, 2126? And Pickover looks like such a happy person in his dust jacket photos.

    Along the way to our destiny, we are treated to the Urantia Book which contains some interesting large numbers. The Urantia Book is like the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP). They are each over 2000 pages long, the author is unknown, and they are treated as bibles by some. We also learn that the Aubrey holes at Stonehenge can be used to predict eclipses. This interesting analysis was explained by G. S. Hawkins in Stonehenge Decoded. We also learn about quipu knot writing, numerical gargoyles, and much more.

    The "Loom of God" is filled with interesting stories and mathematical curiosities. This book is wonderfully illustrated. There is a drawing or photo on almost every page to go with the stories.

    As for the end of the world, my bet is September 21, 2012, three months before the Mayan calendar flips its 5000 year page to a new cycle. This date is when some models have predicted that the Arctic Ocean will be ice free. Actually, this event will not be the end, but may signal an early tipping point in the climate change scenario. In the meantime, enjoy Pickover's book.

  • The author has done a wonderful job in taking math and making it interesting. By weaving non-fiction and fiction into one coherent story, Pickover has been able to take math and give it a life of its own. Certainly a good addition to any mathematicians library, but an even better addition to everybody's library because everybody can understand it!

  • Rarely can you find a mathematical theme devloped in such a complete and beautiful way. The photographic content alone is priceless yet one goes into the story and inmediatly you start calculating. This is a book for all ages and a true collectors item.

  • "Clifford A. Pickover leads readers on a dazzling, lushly
    illustrated tour of the intersection of number and the
    numinous." - Publisher's Weekly, April 1997