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

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Math''s infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this follow-up to the best-selling "The Science 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 as they dip into this inviting anthology: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus, and the butterfly effect. Each topic gets a lavishly illustrated spread with stunning color art, along with formulas and concepts, fascinating facts about scientists'' lives, and real-world applications of the theorems.

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Publisher Sterling Pub Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9781402757969
SKU 211298382
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1402757964
Release Date 9/1/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0527
Publisher Sterling
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