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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Pickover, Clifford A.
Loom of God.
New York : Sterling, 2009
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Clifford A Pickover
|Description:||1 online resource : illustrations|
|Responsibility:||Clifford A. Pickover.|
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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