The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution (Paperback)Keith Devlin (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Fascinating ... Devlin presents a convincing argument to show that Fibonacci did nothing less than start the modern arithmetic revolution * Commercial Dispatch *
A convincing case for the immense importance of the work * Scotsman *
Devlin illuminates one of the most remarkable and underappreciated episodes in cultural history ... A surprising visit to a forgotten well-spring of modern thought * Booklist *
Three cheers for Leonardo Pisano ... A wonderful book for history-of-science buffs * Kirkus Reviews *
PRAISE FOR 'LIFE BY NUMBERS'
Not in many, many years have I seen a book nearly as instructive, enlightening, and sheer fun about the beauty of mathematics. Life by Numbers is truly superb * Amir Aczel, author of Fermat's Last Theorem *
A beautiful book ... The aim is not to teach but to entertain, and it succeeds. The view that mathematics is dull is replaced by an image of how math can be both interesting and useful * New Scientist *
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