skip to content
Here's looking at Euclid : from counting ants to games of chance, an awe-inspiring journey through the world of numbers Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Here's looking at Euclid : from counting ants to games of chance, an awe-inspiring journey through the world of numbers

Author: Alex Bellos
Publisher: New York, NY : Free Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Whether writing about how algebra solved Swedish traffic problems, visiting the Mental Calculation World Cup to disclose the secrets of lightning calculation, or exploring the links between pineapples and beautiful teeth, Bellos guides his readers into the world of mathematics while uncovering fascinating stories of mathematical achievement--from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Bellos
ISBN: 9781416588283 : 1416588280
OCLC Number: 645346347
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: xi, 319 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: A head for numbers --
The counter culture --
Behold! --
Something about nothing --
Life of pi --
The x-factor --
Playtime --
Secrets of succession --
Gold finger --
Chance is a fine thing --
Situation normal --
The end of the line.
Responsibility: Alex Bellos.

Abstract:

Whether writing about how algebra solved Swedish traffic problems, visiting the Mental Calculation World Cup to disclose the secrets of lightning calculation, or exploring the links between pineapples and beautiful teeth, Bellos guides his readers into the world of mathematics while uncovering fascinating stories of mathematical achievement--from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time, to the creations of today's Zen master of origami.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (2)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(5)

User lists with this item (2)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/645346347> # Here's looking at Euclid : from counting ants to games of chance, an awe-inspiring journey through the world of numbers
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "645346347" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/870469776#Place/new_york_ny> ; # New York, NY
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/870469776#Topic/numbers_rational_social_aspects> ; # Numbers, Rational--Social aspects
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/513/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1041202> ; # Number concept
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/870469776#Topic/numbers_social_aspects> ; # Numbers--Social aspects
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/870469776#Topic/mathematical_ability> ; # Mathematical ability
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85093228> ; # Numeracy
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85093206> ; # Number concept
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1041249> ; # Numeracy
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/870469776#Topic/number_concept> ; # Number concept
    schema:bookEdition "1st Free Press trade pbk. ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/2759707> ; # Alex Bellos
    schema:datePublished "2011" ;
    schema:description "Whether writing about how algebra solved Swedish traffic problems, visiting the Mental Calculation World Cup to disclose the secrets of lightning calculation, or exploring the links between pineapples and beautiful teeth, Bellos guides his readers into the world of mathematics while uncovering fascinating stories of mathematical achievement--from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time, to the creations of today's Zen master of origami." ;
    schema:description "A head for numbers -- The counter culture -- Behold! -- Something about nothing -- Life of pi -- The x-factor -- Playtime -- Secrets of succession -- Gold finger -- Chance is a fine thing -- Situation normal -- The end of the line." ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/870469776> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Here's looking at Euclid : from counting ants to games of chance, an awe-inspiring journey through the world of numbers" ;
    schema:numberOfPages "319" ;
    schema:productID "645346347" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/645346347#PublicationEvent/new_york_ny_free_press_2011> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/870469776#Agent/free_press> ; # Free Press
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781416588283> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/645346347> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/870469776#Topic/mathematical_ability> # Mathematical ability
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Mathematical ability" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/870469776#Topic/numbers_social_aspects> # Numbers--Social aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Numbers--Social aspects" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85093206> # Number concept
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Number concept" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85093228> # Numeracy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Numeracy" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1041202> # Number concept
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Number concept" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1041249> # Numeracy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Numeracy" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/2759707> # Alex Bellos
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1969" ;
    schema:familyName "Bellos" ;
    schema:givenName "Alex" ;
    schema:name "Alex Bellos" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781416588283>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:Paperback ;
    schema:isbn "1416588280" ;
    schema:isbn "9781416588283" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/645346347>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/645346347> ; # Here's looking at Euclid : from counting ants to games of chance, an awe-inspiring journey through the world of numbers
    schema:dateModified "2015-04-17" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.