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Stamping through mathematics

Author: Robin J Wilson
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2001.
Series: Proteins and cell regulation, v. 3.
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The astonishing variety and beauty of mathematical elements in stamp design is brought to life in this collection of more than 350 stamps, each reproduced in enlarged format, in full color. With simple explantory text to accompany each stamp, the book makes the perfect gift for students, teachers, and anyone interested in the fascinating world of stamps, and mathematics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wilson, Robin J.
Stamping through mathematics.
New York : Springer, ©2001
(DLC) 00052279
(OCoLC)45270375
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin J Wilson
ISBN: 0387217517 9780387217512 0387989498 9780387989495
OCLC Number: 56138132
Notes: "All science is either physics or stamp collecting Ernest Rutherford."
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 126 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: Early Mathematics --
Egypt --
Greek Geometry --
Plato's Academy --
Euclid and Archimedes --
Greek Astronomy --
Mathematical Recreations --
China --
India --
Mayans and Incas --
Early Islamic Mathematics --
The Middle Islamic Period --
Late Islamic Mathematics --
The Middle Ages --
The Growth of Learning --
Renaissance Art --
Go and Chess --
The Age of Exploration --
Map-Making --
Globes --
Navigational Instruments --
Nicolaus Copernicus --
The New Astronomy --
Calendars --
Calculating Numbers --
Seventeenth-Century France --
Isaac Newton --
Reactions to Newton --
Continental Mathematics --
Halley's Comet --
Longitude --
The New World --
France and the Enlightenment --
The French Revolution --
The Liberation of Geometry --
The Liberation of Algebra --
Statistics --
China and Japan --
Russia --
Eastern Europe --
Mathematical Physics --
The Nature of Light --
Einstein's Theory of Relativity --
Quantum Theory --
The Twentieth Century --
The Birth of Computing --
The Development of Computing --
The International Scene --
Mathematics and Nature --
Twentieth-Century Painting --
The Geometry of Space --
Mathematical Games --
Mathematics Education --
Metrication --
Mathematical Shapes.
Series Title: Proteins and cell regulation, v. 3.
Responsibility: Robin J. Wilson.
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