Taming The Infinite. The Story Of Mathematics From The First Numbers To Chaos Theory

Stewart Ian

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Quercus
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2008
Edition: First Edition

Description: 384 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page.

Publishers Description: From ancient Babylon to the last great unsolved problems, an acclaimed mathematician and popular science writer brings us his witty, engaging, and definitive history of mathematics In his famous straightforward style, Ian Stewart explains each major developmentfrom the first number systems to chaos theoryand considers how each affected society and changed everyday life forever. Maintaining a personal touch, he introduces all of the outstanding mathematicians of history, from the key Babylonians, Greeks, and Egyptians, via Newton and Descartes, to Fermat, Babbage, and Godel, and demystifies maths key concepts without recourse to complicated formulae. Written to provide a captivating historic narrative for the non-mathematician, this book is packed with fascinating nuggets and quirky asides, and contains plenty of illustrations and diagrams to illuminate and aid understanding of a subject many dread, but which has made the world what it is today.

ISBN: 9781847247681

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