Fantasia mathematica : being a set of stories, together with a group of oddments and diversions, all drawn from the universe of mathematics (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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Fantasia mathematica : being a set of stories, together with a group of oddments and diversions, all drawn from the universe of mathematics

Author: Clifton Fadiman
Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Copernicus, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stories by Aldous Huxley, Arthur Koestler, H.G. Wells, Plato, et al.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clifton Fadiman
ISBN: 0387949313 9780387949314
OCLC Number: 36407849
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1958.
Description: xix, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Clifton Fadiman --
Odd numbers. Young Archimedes / Aldous Huxley --
Pythagoras and the psychoanalyst / Arthur Koestler --
Mother and the decimal point / Richard Llewellyn --
Jurgen proves it by mathematics / James Branch Cabell --
Peter learns arithmetic / H.G. Wells --
Socrates and the slave / Plato --
The death of Archimedes / Karel Čapek --
Imaginaries. The devil and Simon Flagg / Arthur Porges --
And he built a crooked house / Robert A. Heinlein --
Inflexible logic / Russelll Maloney --
No-sided professor / Martin Gardner --
Superiority / Arthur C. Clarke --
The mathematical vodoo / H. Nearing, Jr. --
Expedition / Frederic Brown --
The captured cross-section / Miles J. Breuer --
A. Botts and the Moebius strip / William Hazlett Upson --
God and the machine / Nigel Balchin --
The Tachypomp / Edward Page Mitchell --
The island of five colors / Martin Gardner --
The last magician / Bruce Elliott --
A subway names Moebius / A.J. Deutsch --
The universal library / Kurd Lasswitz --
Postscript to "The Universal Library" / Willy Ley --
John Jones's dollar / Harry Stephen Keeler --
Fractions. A new ballad of Sir Patrick Spens / Arthur T. Quiller-Couch --
The unfortunate topologist / Cyril Kornbluth --
There once was a breathy baboon / Arthur Eddington --
Yet what are all / Lewis Carroll --
Twinkle, twinkle, little star / Ralph Barton --
Mathematical love / Andrew Marvell --
The circle / Christopher Morley --
The circle and the square / Thomas Dekker --
Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare / Edna St. Vincent Millay --
Euclid / Vachel Lindsay --
To think that two and two are four / A.E. Housman --
The uses of mathematics / Samuel Butler --
Arithmetic / Carl Sandburg --
Threes (to be sung by Niels Bohr) / John Atherton --
Plane geometry / Emma Rounds --
He thought he saw electrons swift / Herbert Dingle --
Fearsome fable / Bruce Elliott --
Bertrand Russell's dream / G.H. Hardy --
For all practical purposes / C. Stanley Ogilvy --
Eternity: a nightmare / Lewis Carroll --
An infinity of guests / Geroge Gamow --
"/ Arthur Eddington --
No power on earth / William Whewell --
(x [plus] 1) / Edgar Allan Poe --
The receptive bosom / Edward Shanks --
Leinbach's proof / Arthur Schnitzler --
Problem from the New Yorker: "Talk of the town" --
A letter to Tennyson from Mathematical Gazette --
A fable from Mathematical Gazette --
There was a young man from Trinity / Anonymous --
There was an old man who said, "Do" --
Relativity / Anonymous --
There was a young fellow named Fisk / Anonymous.
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Clifton Fadiman.
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Clifton Fadiman's classic collection of mathematical stories, essays and anecdotes is now once again available. Humorous, mysterious, and always entertaining, this collection is sure to bring a smile  Read more...

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