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These books have been helpful in my study of the Golden Proportion and form in nature and art.   I recommend Garland's Fascinating Fibonaccis to anyone who would like a general overview. It's easy to understand and gives a lot of good visual examples. Teachers may want to consider Garland as an introduction and Runion's The Golden Section for a more math-oriented approach with problems in each chapter. Garland is suitable for middle school kids while Runion is high school algebra level. Let me know if you have recommendations for other books on the subject of sacred geometry, the Golden Ratio, or form-based aesthetics.

Bak, Per, 1996.   How Nature Works - The Science of Self-Organized Criticality, Springer-Verlag, New York.

Ball, Phillip, 1999.  The Self-Made Tapestry - Pattern Formation in Nature, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Barrow, John, 1995.   The Artful Universe - The Cosmic Source of Human Creativity, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Berg, Stephen, (translator) 1989.  Crow with No Mouth - Ikkyu, 15th Century Zen Master, Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, WA.

Bohm, David, 1980.  Wholeness and the Implicate Order, Routledge, London.

Boles, M. and R. Newman, 1987.   The Golden Relationship - Art, Math, Nature, Second Edition, Pythagorean Press, Bradford, MA.

Briggs, John, 1992.  Fractals - The Patterns of Chaos - Discovering a New Aesthetic of Art, Science, and Nature, Simon & Schuster, New York.

Campbell, Joseph, All of his work.

Cook, Theodore Andrea, 1979.  The Curves of Life, Dover Publications, Mineola, NY.

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Doczi, György, 1994.  The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture, Shambhala, Boston.

Eco, Umberto, and Hugh Bredin (translator), 1988.  The Aesthetics of Thomas Aquinas, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Elam, Kimberly, 2001.  Geometry of Design - Studies in Proportion and Composition, Princeton Architectural Press, New York.

Emmer, Michelle, (editor) 1993.   The Visual Mind - Art and Mathematics, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Firth, Florence (ed), 1996.  The Golden Verses of Pythagoras and other Pythagorean Fragments, Sun Publishing, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Gardner, Martin, 1989.   Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers, The Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.

Garland, Trudy H., 1987.  Fascinating Fibonaccis: Mystery and Magic in Numbers, Dale Seymour Publications, Palo Alto, California.

Gazalé, Midhat, 1999.  Gnomon: From Pharaohs to Fractals, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Ghyka, Matila, 1946.  The Geometry of Art and Life, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York.

Godwin, Joscelyn, 1987.  Harmonies of Heaven and Earth: Mysticism in Music from Antiquity to the Avant-Garde, Inner Traditions International, Rochester, Vermont.

Hambidge, Jay, 1919.  The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York.

Haxton, Brooks (translator), 2001.    Fragments: The Collected Wisdom of Heraclitus, Penguin, New York.

Heath, Robin, 1999.   Sun, Moon, and Earth, Wooden Books, Walker and Company, New York.

Herz-Fischler, Roger, 1987.  A Mathematical History of the Golden Number, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York.

Holden, Alan, 1971.  Shapes, Space, and Symmetry,  Dover Publications, New York.

Huntley, H.E., 1970.  The Divine Proportion: A Study in Mathematical Beauty, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York.

Jung, Carl, 1959.  Mandala Symbolism, Bollingen - Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

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Kandinsky, Wassily, 1977.  Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York.

Kaku, Michio, 1994.  Hyperspace, Anchor Books-Doubleday, New York.

Lauwerier, Hans, 1991.  Fractals: Endlessly Repeating Geometrical Figures, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Lawlor, Robert, 1982. Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice, Thames and Hudson, London.

Livio, Mario, 2002.  The Golden Ratio - The Story of Phi, the World's most Astonishing Number, Broadway Books, New York.

Mandlebrot, Benoit, 1977.  The Fractal Geometry of Nature, Revised Edition, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York.

Martineau, John, 2001.  A Little Book of Coincidence, Wooden Books, Walker and Company, New York.

Mitchell, John, 2001.   The Dimensions of Paradise - The Proportions and Symbolic Numbers of Ancient Cosmology, Adventures Unlimited Press, Kempton, IL.

Pedoe, Dan, 1976.   Geometry and the Visual Arts, Dover Publications, Mineola, NY.

Peitgen, H., and D. Saupe (editors), 1988.  The Science of Fractal Images, Springer-Verlag, New York.

Pennick, Nigel, 1982.  Sacred Geometry, Harper and Row Publishers, San Francisco, California.

Pennick, Nigel, 1995.  The Oracle of Geomancy, Capall Bann Publishing, Chieveley, England.

Pickover, Clifford, 1997.  The Loom of God - Mathematical Tapestries at the Edge of Time, Perseus Books, New York.

Runion, Garth E., 1990.  The Golden Section, Dale Seymour Publications, Palo Alto, California.

Schneider, Michael, 1995.  A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe - The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science, HarperCollins Publishers, New York.

Schroedinger, Erwin, 1969.  What is Life - Mind and Matter, Cambridge University Press, London (out of print).

Sheldrake, Rupert, 1981.  A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Morphic Resonance, Park Street Press, Rochester, Vermont.

Talbot, Michael, 1991.  The Holographic Universe, Harper Perennial, New York.

Thompson, Sir D'Arcy W., 1946.   On Growth and Form, The University Press, Cambridge, England.

Wilbur, Ken, 1992.  A Brief History of Everything, Shambhala, Boston.

Wilbur, Ken, (editor) 1982.   The Holographic Paradigm and Other Paradoxes, SHambhala, Boston.

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