Routes of Learning: Highways, Pathways, and Byways in the History of Mathematics (Hardback)
  • Routes of Learning: Highways, Pathways, and Byways in the History of Mathematics (Hardback)
zoom

Routes of Learning: Highways, Pathways, and Byways in the History of Mathematics (Hardback)

(author)
£63.00
Hardback 392 Pages / Published: 07/10/2009
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
This seminal collection gathers together many general writings of one of the world's leading historians of mathematics. Organized thematically, these essays ponder the intellectual underpinnings of the field, examine the major topics in the history of mathematics, and recount the bizarre history of pseudomath. Ivor Grattan-Guinness explores how people understand mathematics-the routes of learning they take as they make important discoveries and study mathematical concepts and theories. The essays in the first part of the book discuss the history of mathematics as a field and its central philosophical issues. Those in the next part address the history of mathematics education and its importance to current modes of teaching. In the last section Grattan-Guinness investigates various understudied aspects of math, including numerology, Masonic symbols in classical music, and the links between mathematics and Christianity. This collection includes several essays that are difficult to find anywhere else. All historians of mathematics and students of the field will want a copy of this remarkable resource on their bookshelves.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801892479
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Here, Grattan-Guinness, one of the world's leading mathematics historians, has written the seminal how-to-book for the history of mathematics... This reviewer found the book hard to put down. * Choice *
In spite of the great variation in themes, the book is quite coherent and gives anyone dealing with the history of mathematics food for thought. -- Teun Koetsier * History and Philosophy of Logic *
This book will be appreciated by anyone with an interest in mathematical history and education, while the wide-ranging bibliographies for each chapter provide a valuable guide for further reading. -- Paul Taylor * Mathematics Today *
A good contribution to the literature on the field by its wealth of resources. Readers can get in touch with diverse and many lines of scientific thought and ideas. -- Gilda de La Rocque Palis * ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education *
A useful introduction into the field of history of mathematics. -- Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze * Archives Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences *

You may also be interested in...

Euclid's Window
Added to basket
Logicomix
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
The Theory That Would Not Die
Added to basket
Symmetry and the Monster
Added to basket
A History of Mathematics
Added to basket
Introducing Mathematics
Added to basket
1089 and All That
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Introducing Infinity
Added to basket
Chases and Escapes
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Math Book
Added to basket
Elliptic Tales
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
Added to basket
Euclid's Elements
Added to basket
£21.99
Paperback
Chaos: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Euclid's Elements
Added to basket
£31.99
Hardback
God Created the Integers
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.