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Benjamin Franklin's numbers : an unsung mathematical odyssey

Benjamin Franklin's numbers : an unsung mathematical odyssey

Author: Paul C Pasles
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Revealing the mathematical side of Benjamin Franklin, this book explains the mathematics behind Franklin's popular "Poor Richard's Almanac", which featured such things as population estimates and a  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul C Pasles
ISBN: 9780691129563 0691129568
OCLC Number: 244813769
Description: 254 pages, [8] pages de planches : illustrations (certaines en couleur)
Contents: The book Franklin never wrote --
A brief history of magic --
Almanacs and assembly --
Interlude : philomath math --
Publisher, theorist, inventor, innovator --
A visit to the country --
The mutation spreads (adventures among the English) --
Circling the square --
Newly unearthed discoveries --
Responsibility: Paul C. Pasles.
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"Pasles...speculates gleefully on the oft-denied mathematical genius of Benjamin Franklin...Drawing on Franklin's letters and journals as well as modern-day reconstructions of his library, Pasles Read more...

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