A Curious History of Mathematics


The Big Ideas from Early Number Concepts to Chaos Theory

Joel Levy

Hardback /  191 pages / ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0233003851 / 7.3 x 8.85 inches

Telling the story of mathematics from a historical perspective, this book shows how mathematical science advanced through the discoveries of the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks, the great scholars of medieval Island and Europe, and the Renaissance and the birth of the Scientific Revolution. From the simplest concepts of numbers and arithmetic, geometry and algebra, trigonomety and calculus, right through to infinity and chaos theory.
Presented in byte-sized spreads, this is a fascinating read for anyone with more than a passing interest in mathematics.
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