From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries: The Extraordinary Story of Maths (Paperback)
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From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries: The Extraordinary Story of Maths (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 20/04/2017
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Like it or not, maths is a part of everyday life. Whether we learned only basic arithmetic, or went on to study calculus and beyond, we need it, and use it, constantly. But only very rarely were we taught its back story.

From the theories of Pythagoras (did you know he ran a secret brotherhood that studied maths, music and gymnastics?) to Ada Lovelace (one of the few notable pre-twentieth-century female mathematicians who is considered to be the first ever computer programmer), From 0 to Infinity shows how the major discoveries and developments fundamentally changed the way we see the world.

Do you want to learn about why the Ancient Greeks knew so much maths? Or why there was so little maths studied in the Dark Ages? Read this fascinating book to uncover the surprising stories behind maths.

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782437673
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 198 x 12 mm

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“A good attempt but flawed”

Once I had waded through the first fifty pages or so, I thought this an excellent book. It is thoughtful, insightful, gripping and generally very well written. I found the lengthy scene-setting at the beginning so... More

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“A good attempt but flawed”

I generally enjoy books of this kind very much and this one does have its merits, but I'm afraid I thought it had some serious flaws, too.

It is presented in a series of brief sections, most of which give an... More

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