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    DescriptionHere is the classic, much-read introduction to the craft and history of mathematics by E.T. Bell, a leading figure in mathematics in America for half a century. "Men of Mathematics" accessibly explains the major mathematics, from the geometry of the Greeks through Newton's calculus and on to the laws of probability, symbolic logic, and the fourth dimension. In addition, the book goes beyond pure mathematics to present a series of engrossing biographies of the great mathematicians -- an extraordinary number of whom lived bizarre or unusual lives. Finally, "Men of Mathematics" is also a history of ideas, tracing the majestic development of mathematical thought from ancient times to the twentieth century. This enduring work's clear, often humorous way of dealing with complex ideas makes it an ideal book for the non-mathematician.

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    Men of Mathematics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) E. Bell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 590
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780671628185
    ISBN 10: 0671628186

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16000
    BIC subject category V2: PB
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, BIO015000, MAT015000
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    DC19: 510.922
    DC22: 510/.92/2
    LC classification: QA28.B4 19
    Thema V1.0: PB, PDX
    LC classification: QA28 .B4 1986
    Edition statement
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    Publication date
    15 October 1986
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Nature" Professor E.T. Bell has written a fascinating book. The amount of biographical details and of mathematics that he has compressed into a volume of 600 pages is extraordinary...he carries the reader along; he whets the appetite.