The Math Book
From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of MathematicsBook - 2009
Math's infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this follow-up to the best-selling The Science Book . Beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, it covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous delights readers will learn about as they dip into this inviting anthology: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus, and the butterfly effect. Each topic gets a lavishly illustrated spread with stunning color art, along with formulas and concepts, fascinating facts about scientists' lives, and real-world applications of the theorems.
Publisher: New York : Sterling, c2009.
Characteristics: 527 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ;,23 cm.