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Number : The Language of Science
by Tobias Dantzig and Joseph Mazur and Barry Mazur


Overview - "Beyond doubt the most interesting book on the evolution of mathematics which has ever fallen into my hands."--Albert Einstein
Number is an eloquent, accessible tour de force that reveals how the concept of number evolved from prehistoric times through the twentieth century.
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Overview
"Beyond doubt the most interesting book on the evolution of mathematics which has ever fallen into my hands."--Albert Einstein
Number is an eloquent, accessible tour de force that reveals how the concept of number evolved from prehistoric times through the twentieth century. Tobias Dantzig shows that the development of math--from the invention of counting to the discovery of infinity--is a profoundly human story that progressed by "trying and erring, by groping and stumbling." He shows how commerce, war, and religion led to advances in math, and he recounts the stories of individuals whose breakthroughs expanded the concept of number and created the mathematics that we know today.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780452288119
  • ISBN-10: 0452288118
  • Publisher: Plume Books
  • Publish Date: January 2007
  • Page Count: 398
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.38 x 0.94 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.77 pounds


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