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Author Bellos, Alex, 1969-

Title Here's looking at Euclid : a surprising excursion through the astonishing world of math / Alex Bellos

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Free Press, 2010
Edition Free Press hardcover edition
 CCRI-Warwick  QA141.15 .B35 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  QA141.15 .B35 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QA141.15 .B35 2010    DUE 01-02-15
Descript xi, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-294) and index
Contents A head for numbers -- The counter culture -- Behold! -- Something about nothing -- Life of pi -- The x-factor -- Playtime -- Secrets of succession -- Gold finger -- chance is a fine thing -- Situation normal -- The end of the line
Note Whether writing about how algebra solved Swedish traffic problems, visiting the Mental Calculation World Cup to disclose the secrets of lightning calculation, or exploring the links between pineapples and beautiful teeth, Bellos guides his readers into the world of mathematics while uncovering fascinating stories of mathematical achievement--from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time, to the creations of today's Zen master of origami
LC subject Number concept
Numbers, Rational -- Social aspects
ISBN 9781416588252