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1408845725
Alex through the looking-glass, how life reflects numbers, and numbers reflect life
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Author: Bellos, Alex
Author: Surreal Mccoy
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Classification: 510
ISBN: 9781408845721 1408845725
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Originally published: 2014
From triangles, rotations and power laws, to fractals, cones and curves, bestselling author Alex Bellos takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit, engaging stories and limitless enthusiasm. As he narrates a series of eye-opening encounters with lively personalities all over the world, Alex demonstrates how numbers have come to be our friends, are fascinating and extremely accessible, and how they have changed our world. He turns even the dreaded calculus into an easy-to-grasp mathematical exposition, and sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to reveal the world's favourite number.
Audience: Teen readers
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Alex through the looking-glass, how life reflects numbers, and numbers reflect life
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Hardback:Alex through the looking-glass, how numbers reflect life and life reflects numbers:2014
Author: Bellos, Alex
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Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
xi, 337 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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