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Legacy of the Luoshu : the 4,000 year search for the meaning of the magic square of order three

Author: Frank J Swetz
Publisher: Wellesley, Mass. : A.K. Peters, ©2008.
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A symbol of the Divine, a good luck charm, a cosmogram of the world order, a template for fengshui -through the ages, the luoshu, or magic squre of order three, has fascinated people of many different cultures. In this riveting account of cultural detective work, renowned mathematics educator, Frank J. Swetz relates how he uncovered the previously hidden history of the luoshu, from its Chinese origins, shrouded in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Swetz, Frank.
Legacy of the Luoshu.
Wellesley, Mass. : A.K. Peters, ©2008
(DLC) 2008011603
(OCoLC)213407443
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank J Swetz
ISBN: 9781439865323 1439865329
OCLC Number: 731027808
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 214 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: 1. The journey begins 2. On the banks of the Luo River : the Chinese origins of the luoshu --
3. Yinyang, wuxing, and key numbers in the luoshu --
4. The luoshu in cosmic ritual, fortune-telling, and fengshui --
5. Chinese variations on the luoshu theme --
6. The magic square of order three in other cultures --
7. Luoshu miscellanea --
8. Some final thoughts.
Responsibility: Frank J. Swetz.

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A symbol of the Divine, a good luck charm, a cosmogram of the world order, a template for fengshui - through the ages, the luoshu, or magic square of order three, has fascinated people of many  Read more...

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...an in-depth study of the diverse roles that the luoshu (a 3x3 'magic square' of numbers in a grid, where all rows, columns, and diagonals add up to the same sum) has played in metaphysical and Read more...

 
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