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From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries: The Extraordinary Story of Maths

From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries: The Extraordinary Story of Maths

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By (author) Chris Waring

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  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 200mm x 24mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 6 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843178737
  • ISBN 13: 9781843178736
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 431,185

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We may remember their equations and discoveries from school, but do we remember who the men behind the maths were? From the theories of Pythagoras (did you know he ran a secret brotherhood that studied maths, music and gymnastics?) to coining the term 'Googol', From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries: The extraordinary story of maths is packed full of fascinating facts and surprising stories from ancient times to the modern day. Do you want to know why the Ancient Greeks knew so much maths? Or, why there was so little maths studied in the Dark Ages? Read this fascinating book to uncover the mysteries of maths...

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Chris Waring is a secondary school Maths teacher and the author of I Used to Know That: Maths (Michael O'Mara Books, 2010). He lives in York.

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Works very well as an introduction to the history of maths Significance magazine Sit back and enjoy a maths lesson like no other ... exploring the mysteries of maths has never been so much fun Lancashire Evening Post The perfect stocking filler PQ Magazine

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