Math Book  -     By: Clifford A. Pickover
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Math Book

Sterling Publishing / 2012 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 528
Vendor: Sterling Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.44 X 7.31 (inches)
ISBN: 1402788290
ISBN-13: 9781402788291
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Series: Sterling Milestones

Publisher's Description

Math's infinite mysteries unfold in this new paperback edition of the bestselling The Math Book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient “ant odometers” and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, prolific polymath Clifford Pickover covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous concepts readers will encounter as they dip into this inviting anthology: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares, and the butterfly effect. Each topic is presented in a lavishly illustrated spread, including formulas and real-world applications of the theorems.

Author Bio

Internationally renowned author Clifford Pickover has published more than 40 books, translated into over a dozen languages, on such topics as computers and creativity, art, mathematics, black holes, human intelligence, time travel, alien life, religion, and the history of science. He is an associate editor for several journals, a puzzle contributor to magazines, and the author of over 200 articles on various subjects. Dr. Pickover received his PhD from Yale University's Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, having graduated first in his class from Franklin and Marshall College. Today, he holds over 70 U.S. patents for inventions dealing with computing technologies and interfaces. His website, pickover.com, has received millions of visits.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Math Book and Clifford Pickover:
“Pickover contemplates realms beyond our known reality.”--The New York Times
“I can't imagine anybody whose minds won't be stretched by [Pickover's] books.”--Arthur C. Clarke
"Bucky Fuller thought big, Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both.”--WIRED
 
 

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