The Art of the Infinite: Our Lost Language of Numbers

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It is easy to be wary of mathematics - but as this book shows, drawing on science, literature and philosophy, its patterns are evrywhere. In witty and eloquent prose, Robert and Ellen Kaplan take mathematics back to its estranged audience, bringing understanding and clarity to a traditionally difficult subject, and revealing the beauty behind the equations. Only by letting loose our curiosity can we learn to appreciate the wonder that can be found in mathematics - an 'art' invented by humans, which is also timeless.

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Co-authors Robert and Ellen Kaplan are husband and wife. Robert Kaplan has taught mathematics (most recently at Harvard Universtiy). He also taught Greek, German, Sanskrit and inspred guessing. In addition to teaching mathematics at Harvard University, Ellen Kaplan has taught history, Latin and biology. Together they have founded The Math Circle, a school for the enjoyment of pure mathematics.

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