Title: The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic ...
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Book Condition: New
No amateur or math authority can be without this ultimate compendium from America's best-loved mathematical expert. Num Pages: 736 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: PB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 235 x 183 x 41. Weight in Grams: 1324. . 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780393020236
No amateur or math authority can be without this ultimate compendium from America's best-loved mathematical expert.Whether discussing hexaflexagons or number theory, Klein bottles or the essence of "nothing," Martin Gardner has single-handedly created the field of "recreational mathematics." The Colossal Book of Mathematics collects together Gardner's most popular pieces from his legendary "Mathematical Games" column, which ran in Scientific American for twenty-five years. Gardner's array of absorbing puzzles and mind-twisting paradoxes opens mathematics up to the world at large, inspiring people to see past numbers and formulas and experience the application of mathematical principles to the mysterious world around them. With articles on topics ranging from simple algebra to the twisting surfaces of Mobius strips, from an endless game of Bulgarian solitaire to the unreachable dream of time travel, this volume comprises a substantial and definitive monument to Gardner's influence on mathematics, science, and culture.
About the Author: Martin Gardner (1914-2010) is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on Lewis Carroll and his work. The author of more than a hundred books, he wrote the "Mathematical Games" column for Scientific American for twenty-five years and has been hailed by Douglas Hofstadter as "one of the great intellects produced in this country in this century."
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