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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 182.88 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 1,247.37g
  • Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • STERLING
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • full colour illustrations throughout, includes photographs, 250 illustrations
  • 1402788290
  • 9781402788291
  • 97,675

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Praise for The Math Book and Clifford Pickover: "Pickover contemplates realms beyond our known reality."--The New York Times "I can't imagine anybody whose minds won't be stretched by [Pickover's] books."--Arthur C. Clarke"Bucky Fuller thought big, Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both."--WIRED Praise for "The Math Book" and Clifford Pickover: Pickover contemplates realms beyond our known reality. --"The New York Times" I can't imagine anybody whose minds won't be stretched by [Pickover's] books. --Arthur C. Clarke"Bucky Fuller thought big, Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both. --WIRED" Praise for The Math Book and Clifford Pickover: "Dr. Pickover's vast love of math, and his awe before its mysteries, permeates every page of this beautiful volume. The illustrations alone are worth the book's price."--Martin Gardner"Pickover contemplates realms beyond our known reality."--"The New York Times""Clifford Pickover is one of the most creative, original thinkers in the world today."--"Journal of Recreational Mathematics""I can't imagine anybody whose minds won't be stretched by [Pickover's] books."--Arthur C. Clarke"Bucky Fuller thought big, Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both."--WIRED"Pickover's love of mathematics shines through the text and images, and it is likely that the reader will catch at least some of his enthusiasm. Summing up: Highly recommended." --"Choice"show more

About Clifford A. Pickover

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.show more

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