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The book of numbers : the secret of numbers and how they changed the world

Author: Peter Bentley
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrated with photos, diagrams and digital imagery, this chronicle searches for the meaning of numbers and explores puzzling aspects of the mathematical world, and the people who made it.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
populärvetenskap
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bentley, Peter, 1972-
Book of numbers.
Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2008
(OCoLC)698031926
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bentley
ISBN: 9781554073610 1554073618
OCLC Number: 159897691
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Before the beginning --
Much ado about nothing --
Small is beautiful --
All is one --
Murdering irrationals --
Golden phi --
Good and even --
The greatest invention --
The eternal triangle --
A slice of pi --
Decimalization --
Triskaidekaphobia --
As fast as you can go --
The neverending story --
Unimaginable complexity.
Responsibility: Peter J. Bentley.
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Illustrated with photos, diagrams and digital imagery, this chronicle searches for the meaning of numbers and explores puzzling aspects of the mathematical world, and the people who made it.

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