Growing Patterns

Fibonacci Numbers in Nature

By Sarah C. Campbell; Sarah C. Campbell (Photographer); Richard P. Campbell (Photographer)
(Boyds Mills Press, Hardcover, 9781590787526, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 2010

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Description
The biggest mathematical mystery in nature--Fibonacci numbers Named after a famous mathematician, the number pattern is simple: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13. . . . Each number in the sequence comes from adding the two numbers before it. What's the mystery? The pattern crops up in the most unexpected places. You'll find it in the disk of a sunflower, the skin of a pineapple, and the spiral of a nautilus shell. No one knows how nature came up with the sequence. Sarah C. and Richard P. Campbell introduce the Fibonacci sequence through a series of stunning photographs in this ALA Notable Children's Book. Young readers will soon be seeing nature through new eyes, looking for Fibonacci numbers in daisies, pinecones, leaf patterns, seashells, and more.



About the Author
Sarah C. Campbell is the author of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book "Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator. "Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including "Highlights for Children "and the "New York Times. "She lives in Jackson, Mississippi

Sarah C. Campbell is the author of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book "Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator. "Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including "Highlights for Children "and the "New York Times. "She lives in Jackson, Mississippi

Richard Campbell is an executive vice president of a financial institution in Jackson, Mississippi. In his spare time, he is a partner in creative pursuits with his wife, Sarah, specializing in photography, design, and technology.
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