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    DescriptionAndrew Hodges, one of Britain s leading biographers and mathematical writers, brings numbers to three-dimensional life in this delightful and illuminating volume, filled with illustrations, which makes even the most challenging math problems accessible to the layperson. Inspired by millennia of human attempts to figure things out, this pithy book, which tackles mathematical conundrums from the ancient Greeks to superstring theory, finds a new twist to everything from musical harmony to code breaking, from the chemistry of sunflowers to the mystery of magic squares. Starting with the puzzle of defining unity, and ending with the recurring nines of infinite decimals, Hodges tells a story that takes in quantum physics, cosmology, climate change, and the origin of the computer. Hodges has written a classic work, at once playful but satisfyingly instructional, which will be ideal for the math aficionado and the Sudoku addict as well as for the life of the party."

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    One to Nine
    The Inner Life of Numbers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Hodges
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 478 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393066418
    ISBN 10: 039306641X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 513.211
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 513.211
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    Libri: I-MA
    B&T Approval Code: A51010000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16220
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 513.2/11
    BISAC V2.8: MAT015000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MAT006000
    LC classification: QA113 .H635 2008
    Thema V1.0: PBC
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    19 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York