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Science  14 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5609, pp. 1016
DOI: 10.1126/science.1081616

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The Golden Ratio The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number. Mario Livio. Broadway Books, New York, 2002. 304 pp. $24.95. C$37.95. ISBN 0-7679-0815-5.

Discussing the appearances (actual or imagined) of phi in an astonishing variety of places, Livio explores the relation between mathematics and the physical world.

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