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    DescriptionThis is a new trove of entrancing numbers and delightful mathematical nibbles for adventurous minds. Ian Stewart, author of the bestselling "Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities", presents a new and magical mix of games, puzzles, paradoxes, brainteasers, and riddles. He mingles these with forays into ancient and modern mathematical thought, appallingly hilarious mathematical jokes, and inquiries into the great mathematical challenges of the present and past. Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from irrational or imaginary to complex or cuneiform, we find out: how to organize chaos; how matter balances anti-matter; how to turn a sphere inside out (without creasing it...); why you can't comb a hairy ball; and, how to calculate pi by observing the stars. And we get some tantalizing glimpses of the maths of life and the universe. Mind-stretching, enlightening and endlessly amusing, Professor Stewart's new entertainment will stimulate, delight, and enthrall.


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    Title
    Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures
    Subtitle
    Another Drawer from the Cabinet of Curiosities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 469 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846682926
    ISBN 10: 1846682924
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    DC22: 510
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MAT000000
    BIC subject category V2: PDZM
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    08 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Professor Ian Stewart is the author of many popular science books. He is the mathematics consultant for the New Scientist and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. He was awarded the Michael Faraday Medal for furthering the public understanding of science, and in 2001 became a Fellow of the Royal Society.