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Mathematics : an illustrated history of numbers

Author: Richard Beatty; Tom Jackson
Publisher: New York Shelter Harbor Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Ponderables (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Revised & updatedView all editions and formats
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Legend has it that the first magic square, where all lines and diagonals add up to the same figure, was revealed more than 2,000 years ago when a river turtle appeared to have ancient Chinese numerals inscribed on sections of its shell. Patterns are everywhere in nature, and counting, measuring, and calculating changes, are as old as civilization itself. Here is the essential illustrated guide to mathematics that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Beatty; Tom Jackson
ISBN: 9781627950954 1627950958
OCLC Number: 1003055852
Notes: "Includes foldout timeline with over 1,000 milestone facts" -- Cover.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 29 cm + 1 fold-out sheet.
Series Title: Ponderables (Series)
Responsibility: contributors: Richard Beatty ; James Bow ; Mike Goldsmith ; Dan Green ; Tom Jackson ; Robert Snedden ; Susan Watt ; edited by Tom Jackson.

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Legend has it that the first magic square, where all lines and diagonals add up to the same figure, was revealed more than 2,000 years ago when a river turtle appeared to have ancient Chinese numerals inscribed on sections of its shell. Patterns are everywhere in nature, and counting, measuring, and calculating changes, are as old as civilization itself. Here is the essential illustrated guide to mathematics that explores the work of history's greatest mathematicians. From the teasing genius of Pierre de Fermat, who said he knew the answers but rarely gave them up, to the fractal pattern discovered by Waclaw Sierpinski, here are 100 landmark moments. Behind each breakthrough, there's a story about a great thinker and the confounding puzzle that became a discovery and changed the way we see the world.

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