Ponderables, Mathematics: An Illustrated History of Numbers

Author:   Tom Jackson ,  Tom Jackson
Publisher:   Shelter Harbor Press
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9781627950954


Pages:   168
Publication Date:   01 September 2017
Format:   Hardback
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Legend has it that the first magic square, where all lines and diagonals add up to the same figure, was revealed more than 2,000 years ago when a river turtle appeared to have ancient Chinese numerals inscribed on sections of its shell. Patterns are everywhere in nature, and counting, measuring, and calculating changes, are as old as civilisation itself. Here is the essential illustrated guide to mathematics that explores the work of history's greatest mathematicians. From the teasing genius of Pierre de Fermat, who said he knew the answers but rarely gave them up, to the fractal pattern discovered by Waclaw Sierpinski, here are 100 landmark moments. Behind each breakthrough, there's a story about a great thinker and the confounding puzzle that became a discovery and changed the way we see the world.

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Author:   Tom Jackson ,  Tom Jackson
Publisher:   Shelter Harbor Press
Imprint:   Shelter Harbor Press
ISBN:  

9781627950954


ISBN 10:   1627950958
Pages:   168
Publication Date:   01 September 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Tom Jackson, series editor, is a science and technology writer based in the United Kingdom. Tom specializes in recasting these subjects into lively historical narratives by uncovering lively stories that help to create new ways to enjoy the sciences. He studied at the University of Bristol and still lives in the city with his wife and three children.

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