(0)
 
Number : The Language of Science
by Tobias Dantzig and Joseph Mazur and Barry Mazur

Overview - "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 mathafrom the invention of counting to the discovery of infinityais a profoundly human story that progressed by atrying and erring, by groping and stumbling.a 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.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • Retail Price: $18.00
  • $12.24
    (Save 32%)

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock. Usually ships within 24 hours.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
Not a member? Join Today!
 
 
New & Used Marketplace 27 copies from $3.34
 
 
 

More About Number by Tobias Dantzig; Joseph Mazur; Barry Mazur
 
 
 
Overview
"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 mathafrom the invention of counting to the discovery of infinityais a profoundly human story that progressed by atrying and erring, by groping and stumbling.a 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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780452288119
  • ISBN-10: 0452288118
  • Publisher: Plume Books
  • Publish Date: January 2007
  • Page Count: 398
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


Related Categories

Books > Mathematics > History & Philosophy
Books > Mathematics > Number Systems

 
BAM Customer Reviews

DISCUSSION