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The Resource The grapes of math : how life reflects numbers and numbers reflect life, Alex Bellos ; illustrations by the Surreal McCoy

The grapes of math : how life reflects numbers and numbers reflect life, Alex Bellos ; illustrations by the Surreal McCoy

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The grapes of math : how life reflects numbers and numbers reflect life
Title
The grapes of math
Title remainder
how life reflects numbers and numbers reflect life
Statement of responsibility
Alex Bellos ; illustrations by the Surreal McCoy
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the bestselling author of Here's Looking at Euclid, a dazzling new book that turns even the most complex math into a brilliantly entertaining narrative. From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to uncover the world's favourite number, and meets a mathematician who looks for universes in his garage. He attends the World Mathematical Congress in India, and visits the engineer who designed the first roller-coaster loop. Get hooked on math as Alex delves deep into humankind's turbulent relationship with numbers, and reveals how they have shaped the world we live in"--
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1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bellos, Alex
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • MATHEMATICS / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • MATHEMATICS / Essays
Label
The grapes of math : how life reflects numbers and numbers reflect life, Alex Bellos ; illustrations by the Surreal McCoy
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Publication
Control code
BK0010855737
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 337 pages
Isbn
9781451640090
Lccn
2014012104
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The grapes of math : how life reflects numbers and numbers reflect life, Alex Bellos ; illustrations by the Surreal McCoy
Publication
Control code
BK0010855737
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 337 pages
Isbn
9781451640090
Lccn
2014012104
Other physical details
illustrations

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