Alex through the looking-glass : how numbers reflect life and life reflects numbers / Alex Bellos ; illustrations by the Surreal McCoy.
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury,
ISBN: 9781408817773 (hbk.) :
From triangles, rotations and power laws, to fractals, cones and curves, bestselling author Alex Bellos takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit, engaging stories and limitless enthusiasm. As he narrates a series of eye-opening encounters with lively personalities all over the world, Alex demonstrates how numbers have come to be our friends, are fascinating and extremely accessible, and how they have changed our world. He turns even the dreaded calculus into an easy-to-grasp mathematical exposition, and sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to reveal the world's favourite number.
xi, 337 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
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