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The loom of God : tapestries of mathematics and mysticism

Author: Clifford A Pickover
Publisher: New York : Sterling, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the mysterious cult of Pythagoras to the awesome mechanics of Stonehenge to the “gargoyles and fractals on today's computers, mathematics has always been a powerful, even divine force in the world. In a lively, intelligent synthesis of math, mysticism, and science fiction, Clifford Pickover explains the eternal magic of numbers. Taking a uniquely humorous approach, he appoints readers “Chief Historian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pickover, Clifford A.
Loom of God.
New York : Sterling, 2009
(DLC) 2010286682
(OCoLC)319209233
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford A Pickover
ISBN: 9781402774416 1402774419
OCLC Number: 823864222
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Responsibility: Clifford A. Pickover.

Abstract:

From the mysterious cult of Pythagoras to the awesome mechanics of Stonehenge to the “gargoyles and fractals on today's computers, mathematics has always been a powerful, even divine force in the world. In a lively, intelligent synthesis of math, mysticism, and science fiction, Clifford Pickover explains the eternal magic of numbers. Taking a uniquely humorous approach, he appoints readers “Chief Historian of an intergalactic museum and sends them, along with a quirky cast of characters, hurtling through the ages to explore how individuals used numbers for such purposes as predicting the end of the world, finding love, and winning wars.
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