Number: The Language of Science

Number: The Language of Science

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Number is an eloquent, accessible tour de force that reveals how the concept of number evolved from prehistoric times through the twentieth century. Tobias Dantzig shows that the development of math - from the invention of counting to the discovery of infinity - is a profoundly human story that progressed by "trying and erring, by groping and stumbling." He shows how commerce, war, and religion led to advances in math, and he recounts the stories of individuals whose breakthroughs expanded the concept of number and created the mathematics that we know today.

ISBN: 9780452288119

Published Date: January 1, 2013

Publisher: Plume Books

Language: English

Page Count: 385

Size: 8.07" l x 5.34" w x 0.95" h