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Numericon : The Hidden Lives of Numbers (Paperback) (Mariannee Freiberger & Rachel Thomas)

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Numericon tells the stories of the numbers, mathematical discoveries, oddities and personalities that have shaped the way we understand the world around us. Each chapter is its own story about a number: why 12 is a sublime number, why 13 is unlucky and 7 lucky, and how imaginary numbers hold up buildings. The book tells the stories of ancient mathematicians, ground-breaking discoveries and mathematical applications that affect our world and our lives in so many ways.
Number of Pages: 190.0
Genre: Social Science, Mathematics
Sub-Genre: General, Anthropology / Cultural
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Quercus
Author: Mariannee Freiberger & Rachel Thomas
Language: English
Street Date: March 8, 2016
TCIN: 50158693
UPC: 9781623659486
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-0401

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