1782061541
Numericon / Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas.
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Author: Freiberger, Marianne,
Author: Thomas, Rachel,
Publication year: 2014
Format: Book
Publisher: London : Quercus Editions, 2014.
ISBN: 9781782061540 (hbk.) :
Description:
'Numericon' tells the stories of the numbers, mathematical discoveries, oddities and personalities that have shaped the way we understand the world around us. The multiple meanings of numbers and their often mathematical significance are uncovered. Each chapter is an intriguing story about a number - including why 12 is a sublime number, why 13 is unlucky and 7 lucky, and how imaginary numbers hold up buildings.
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vii, 327 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm

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