1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34. . . Look carefully. Do you see the pattern? Each number above is the sum of the two numbers before it. Though most of us are unfamiliar with it, this numerical series, called the Fibonacci sequence, is part of a code that can be found everywhere in nature. Count the petals on a flower or the peas in a peapod. The numbers are all part of the Fibonacci sequence. In Wild Fibonacci, readers will discover this mysterious code in a special shape called an equiangular spiral. Why so special? It mysteriously appears in the natural world: a sundial shell curves to fit the spiral. So does a parrot’s beak. . . a hawk’s talon. . . a ram’s horn. . . even our own human teeth! Joy Hulme provides a clear and accessible introduction to the Fibonacci sequence and its presence in the animal world.
JOY N. HULME’S life-long love affair with learning has inspired her to encourage the same passion in children everywhere. She is the author of the acclaimed Sea Squares, which Carol Schwartz also illustrated.
Paperback | $7.99
Published by Tricycle Press Jul 27, 2010| 32 Pages| 8-1/2 x 10-1/2| 3-7 years| ISBN 9781582463247