- Publisher: Sterling
- Pages: 528
- Illustrations: 250 in full color
- Dimensions: 7 1/2'' x 8 1/2''
- Format: Paperback
- Author: Clifford A. Pickover
- ISBN: 9781402757969
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Math's infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this follow-up to the best-selling The Science Book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, it covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous delights readers will learn about as they dip into this inviting anthology: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus, and the butterfly effect. Each topic gets a lavishly illustrated spread with stunning color art, along with formulas and concepts, fascinating facts about scientists’ lives, and real- world applications of the theorems.
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