Mathematics: An Illustrated History of Numbers

Mathematics: An Illustrated History of Numbers

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100 breakthroughs that changed history.

The thoughts and deeds of great thinkers always make great stories, and here are a hundred of the most significant. Each story relates to a confounding puzzle that became a discovery and changed the way we see the world. We call these Ponderables.

Knowledge does not arrive fully formed. It takes many minds to puzzle over the evidence and, step by step, edge ever closer to the truth. Here we track the work of history's greatest mathematicians, ancient and moder. Our story includes the most famous math men of all: Pythagoras, whose love of numbers led to a violent death and made him perhaps a murderer; Fibonacci, whose guide for bookkeepers changed the way we add; and Descartes, who took inspiration from a fly to convert numbers into shapes and back again - changing math for ever.

Take a journey that goes beyond school-day sums and get a glimpse of the true power of mathematics.

A 12-page removable timeline embeds the story in historical context.

ISBN: 9780985323011

Published Date: January 1, 2017

Publisher: Shelter Harbor Press

Language: English

Page Count: 144

Size: 11.04" l x 9.29" w x 1.08" h