## Tools Of ThoughtDrawing on general systems theory, operations research, cybernetics, futures research, and catastrophe theory, a distinguished geneticist provides the general reader with tools for perceiving and solving today's complex economic, social, and ecological pr |

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One of the first steps we commonly take to try to make sense of a shape is to look

for

meaning “with, or accompanying' and 'measure' — gives it the very general ...

One of the first steps we commonly take to try to make sense of a shape is to look

for

**symmetry**in it. The derivation of the word**symmetry**– from two Greek wordsmeaning “with, or accompanying' and 'measure' — gives it the very general ...

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Another way of producing

perpendicular to the plane of the paper, and that the hook is rotated around this

as an axis. If the revolution goes the whole way round, 360°, it of course returns

to where it ...

Another way of producing

**symmetry**is to imagine that there is a lineperpendicular to the plane of the paper, and that the hook is rotated around this

as an axis. If the revolution goes the whole way round, 360°, it of course returns

to where it ...

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For Chapter 3, on shapes, a modern classic on

Rhythm, edited by Gyorgy Kepes, Braziller, 1966, is also very good. A more

professional ...

For Chapter 3, on shapes, a modern classic on

**symmetry**is Hermann Wey,**Symmetry**, Princeton University Press, 1952. Module, Proportion,**Symmetry**,Rhythm, edited by Gyorgy Kepes, Braziller, 1966, is also very good. A more

professional ...

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