Wonders Beyond Numbers
A Brief History of All Things MathematicalBook - 2017
Johnny Ball has been a well-loved name in mathematics for many years. Wonders Beyond Numbers is his magnum opus, and his first book for more than ten years. It is nothing less than the history of mathematics; he describes it as 'a summation of my career as an enthusiast for mathematics'. It will help spark (or re-spark) the reader's love of maths in its many facets. The scope of the book is breathtaking. Running in something approaching chronological order, it shows that every breakthrough in maths represents a single step forward, resting on the work of others, and it brings to life the importance of numbers, shapes and patterns in the world around us.
Publisher: London, UK : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 480 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm