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The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

Popular Science

Series: Sterling Milestones

By: Clifford A Pickover (Author)

528 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations

Sterling

Paperback | Jan 2012 | #200517 | ISBN-13: 9781402788291
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NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€15 approx

About this book

This is an accessible, fascinating book that unravels the mysteries and beauty of mathematics. It covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. This paperback version of the bestselling title includes facts about scientists' lives and real-world applications of the theorems. Maths' infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this fascinating book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, it covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous delights readers will learn about in this inviting anthology include: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus and the butterfly effect.

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- Arthur C. Clarke

"Bucky Fuller thought big, Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both."
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Biography

Clifford A. Pickover received his PhD from Yale in Biophysics and Biochemistry and has written more than 40 books and over 200 articles. Currently, he is a writer, editor for a scientific journal and serves on the editorial board for Odyssey, Leonardo, and YLEM.

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