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Math Meets Poetry In 'Schematics: A Love Story'

02/17/2012 09:35 am ET | Updated Feb 17, 2012

While those of us with noses perpetually in books take pride in the fact that our right-brained educations were cut off after pre-calculus, it'd be difficult to deny that math is everywhere.

It's lurking behind the tax returns we file, the tips we leave waiters, and, as fans of internet comic XKCD will tell you, it's often present in the more tender experiences in life - those moments typically explained by quixotic poets.

Julian Hibbard, author of "Schematics: A Love Story" [Mark Batty Publisher, $24.95] would likely agree. His book pairs diagrams of magnetic fields and chemical decomposition processes with quiet, alluring language.

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