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Symmetry 2009, 1(2), 153-154; doi:10.3390/sym1020153
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Visual Symmetry. By Magdolna Hargittai and István Hargittai, World Scientific Publishing, 2009; 224 pages. Price: US48 / £ 36 ISBN 978-981-283-531-4

Received: 3 June 2009 / Published: 23 October 2009
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Symmetry is as simple or as complicated as we are ready to absorb it in everything around us. From flowers to bridges, buildings, coke machines, and snowflakes; from molecules to walnuts, fences, pine cones, and sunflowers; from music to children's drawings; from hubcaps to bank logos, propellers, wallpaper decorations, and pavements, we recognize it if we walk around with open eyes and an open mind. This book provides aesthetic pleasure and covert education, immersing the reader in both the familiar and the unknown and leading always to unexpected discoveries. [...]
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