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The secrets of the nautilus shell

Duration: 01:52

Marcus du Sautoy reveals how the nautilus uses a simple mathematical principle to build an elegant spiral shell. Part of the BBC Two documentary The Code, he explains how spirals and the power of maths can be found throughout the natural world.

Available since: Fri 22 Jul 2011


Series Producer
Peter Leonard
Marcus du Sautoy
Stephen Cooter
Stephen Cooter
Executive Producer
Sacha Baveystock

This clip is from

The Code Numbers

1/3 Marcus du Sautoy reveals how significant numbers apear throughout the natural world.

First broadcast: 27 Jul 2011

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