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The Resource Here's looking at Euclid : a surprising excursion through the astonishing world of math, Alex Bellos

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

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Here's looking at Euclid : a surprising excursion through the astonishing world of math
Title
Here's looking at Euclid
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a surprising excursion through the astonishing world of math
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Alex Bellos
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Book of numbers :everything you need to know about simple math
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1969-
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Bellos, Alex
Dewey number
513
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA141.15
LC item number
.B35 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Number concept
  • Numeracy
  • Numbers, Rational
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Here's looking at Euclid : a surprising excursion through the astonishing world of math, Alex Bellos
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Pre-publication title:Book of numbers : everything you need to know about simple math
Bibliography 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
Control code
ocn310397781
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 319 p.
Isbn
9781416588252
Lccn
2009036815
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Label
Here's looking at Euclid : a surprising excursion through the astonishing world of math, Alex Bellos
Publication
Note
Pre-publication title:Book of numbers : everything you need to know about simple math
Bibliography 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
Control code
ocn310397781
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 319 p.
Isbn
9781416588252
Lccn
2009036815
Other physical details
ill.

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