Magic Stars

Magic Stars


  • Release: 2015-12-08
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 88 page
  • ISBN: 151976233X
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Scarred, solitary Derek Gaunt has separated from his Pack, and is truly a lone wolf. With no family he answers to no one; but is fiercely loyal to a chosen few. So, when several of those close to him are murdered, he'll stop at nothing to hunt their killer through the magic-drenched streets of Atlanta. Never one to be left on the sidelines, equally determined--some might say stubborn--Julie Lennart-Olsen soon joins in his pursuit; and what began as revenge turns into a race to save the city. Their search pits them against powers they never imagined and magic so old, it predates history. It may cost Derek his life, but there are things for which even he would risk everything.

The Zen of Magic Squares  Circles  and Stars

The Zen of Magic Squares Circles and Stars


  • Release: 2011-11-28
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 432 page
  • ISBN: 9781400841516
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Humanity's love affair with mathematics and mysticism reached a critical juncture, legend has it, on the back of a turtle in ancient China. As Clifford Pickover briefly recounts in this enthralling book, the most comprehensive in decades on magic squares, Emperor Yu was supposedly strolling along the Yellow River one day around 2200 B.C. when he spotted the creature: its shell had a series of dots within squares. To Yu's amazement, each row of squares contained fifteen dots, as did the columns and diagonals. When he added any two cells opposite along a line through the center square, like 2 and 8, he always arrived at 10. The turtle, unwitting inspirer of the ''Yu'' square, went on to a life of courtly comfort and fame. Pickover explains why Chinese emperors, Babylonian astrologer-priests, prehistoric cave people in France, and ancient Mayans of the Yucatan were convinced that magic squares--arrays filled with numbers or letters in certain arrangements--held the secret of the universe. Since the dawn of civilization, he writes, humans have invoked such patterns to ward off evil and bring good fortune. Yet who would have guessed that in the twenty-first century, mathematicians would be studying magic squares so immense and in so many dimensions that the objects defy ordinary human contemplation and visualization? Readers are treated to a colorful history of magic squares and similar structures, their construction, and classification along with a remarkable variety of newly discovered objects ranging from ornate inlaid magic cubes to hypercubes. Illustrated examples occur throughout, with some patterns from the author's own experiments. The tesseracts, circles, spheres, and stars that he presents perfectly convey the age-old devotion of the math-minded to this Zenlike quest. Number lovers, puzzle aficionados, and math enthusiasts will treasure this rich and lively encyclopedia of one of the few areas of mathematics where the contributions of even nonspecialists count.

Magic in the Stars

Magic in the Stars


  • Release: 2016-03-29
  • Publisher: Book View Cafe
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9781611385779
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“Patricia Rice weaves magical love stories”--Mary Jo Putney, NY Times Bestselling Author "Rice takes her readers on an amorous adventure in this magical tale."--RT Book Reviews "There is never a dull moment.”--Nightowl Reviews The long-awaited sequel to NY Times bestseller Patricia Rice's Magic series of historical romances is finally here! He’s a scientist who studies the stars. She’s an astrologer who predicts the future. Can a lonely witch save a handsome unbeliever from his own doom? The Lonely Witch While creating zodiac charts for her eccentric and mysterious Malcolm relations, Lady Azenor Dougall — a talented astrologer — realizes the alignment of the stars poses a fatal threat to her beloved siblings. To protect those she loves, she flees her Scots home... and searches for an answer. The Handsome Scientist Lord Theophilus Ives, heir presumptive to the Marquess of Ashford, is a renowned astronomer who has perfected a telescope capable of seeing beyond Saturn’s moons. If only the women his all-male family attracted were as predictable as the laws of science. Nonetheless, Theo is undaunted by the tumult of his life — until the day the luscious Lady Azenor arrives to warn them that his brother, the Marquess, is in terrible danger. The Magic in the Stars Can Lady Azenor Dougall convince a laughing disbeliever of peril? And can she escape the fate her stars predict if she lingers too long in Lord Theo’s enthralling company? If you enjoy the humor of Eloisa James, the history of Jo Beverley, or the emotion of Mary Jo Putney, don’t miss this exciting new chapter in Patricia Rice’s acclaimed romance series! Scroll up and get your copy of Magic in the Stars today! Unexpected Magic Series in order: Magic in the Stars , Book 1 Whisper of Magic, Book 2 Theory of Magic, Book 3 Aura of Magic, Book 4 Chemistry of Magic, Book 5 No Perfect Magic, Book 6

Oriland Magic Star

Oriland Magic Star


  • Release: 2014-03-23
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 90 page
  • ISBN: 1497383994
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Oriland Magic Star will show you how to create mesmerizing action origami - fabulous variations of the one and only Magic Star of Oriland! The Magic Star is a star-like shaped polyhedral torus that can be rotated, so its surface constantly transforms with sections squeezing in the center and straightening at the 'equator', while you see the changing pattern of folds and colors that has a mesmerizing effect! Watch Oriland Magic Star in action in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjfYLS1lc5U Do-It-Yourself - fold these fantastic action models, originally designed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov, and experience the mystery of The Oriland Magic Star firsthand! On 90 pages of this book there are 360 detailed step-by-step colorful vector- and photo-diagrams with thorough written instructions and photos of examples of completed projects that will guide you through folding the 6 original origami designs including the one-piece Magic Star and modular Magic Stars. In each article, there are recommendations on paper type and size with indication of the size of the completed model, as well as suggestions on color schemes to get rainbow, hypnotic rings, chess, yin-yang effects on your Magic Stars. The designs are intermediate and complex level of folding and are a good challenge for the experienced folder and the expert alike. Folding the modules is easy, though the assembly of the star might be challenging, but the result is oh! how satisfying! Have a creative and fun time with this book making mesmerizing Oriland Magic Stars! Happy folding!For more details on this book and the model menu, please visit our website at http://www.oriland.com/store/books/oriland_magic_star/main.php Action Origami Series: Volume 1 (this book): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1497383994/ Volume 2: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500603619/

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  • Release: 1975
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  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: OSU:32435067594333
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Professor Stewart s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

Professor Stewart s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities


  • Release: 2009-01-06
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9780786727254
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Knowing that the most exciting math is not taught in school, Professor Ian Stewart has spent years filling his cabinet with intriguing mathematical games, puzzles, stories, and factoids intended for the adventurous mind. This book reveals the most exhilarating oddities from Professor Stewart's legendary cabinet. Inside, you will find hidden gems of logic, geometry, and probability—like how to extract a cherry from a cocktail glass (harder than you think), a pop-up dodecahedron, and the real reason why you can't divide anything by zero. Scattered among these are keys to Fermat's last theorem, the Poincaré conjecture, chaos theory, and the P=NP problem (you'll win a million dollars if you solve it). You never know what enigmas you'll find in the Stewart cabinet, but they're sure to be clever, mind-expanding, and delightfully fun.

The Magic of the Stars

The Magic of the Stars


  • Release: 2017-01-05
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 604 page
  • ISBN: 1539319954
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Humans have looked to the stars for guidance for thousands of years. It seems to be embedded in our DNA. The Magic of the Stars incorporates new information into ancient knowledge, explaining the roles played by the fixed stars in greater depth than ever before. In this new guide, you are given all the information you need to understand how stars work their magic to empower and enrich your life. The Magic of the Stars doesn't just rely on sun-sign astrology, which groups you in one of the twelve zodiac signs. Instead, it looks at the role individual stars play in forming your unique gifts. This book includes information for around one hundred stars that have not been previously analyzed. You may know of Sirius or the stars of Orion, but what about stars in constellations like the Giraffe, the Golden Fish, the Microscope and the Unicorn? For each star, astrologer Roderick Kidston presents an astronomical designation, its common name, its position and meaning, and some famous examples of those it influences. Via the sun, moon, stars, planets, and asteroids, the universe has a dramatic effect on your life. Learn more about the mysterious processes behind your fate!