More Mole Stories and Little Gopher, TooBook - 2005
From the mysterious cult of Pythagoras to the awesome mechanics of Stonehenge to the gargoyles" and fractals on today's computers, mathematics has always been a powerful, even divine force in the world. In a lively, intelligent synthesis of math, mysticism, and science fiction, Clifford Pickover explains the eternal magic of numbers. Taking a uniquely humorous approach, he appoints readers Chief Historian" of an intergalactic museum and sends them, along with a quirky cast of characters, hurtling through the ages to explore how individuals used numbers for such purposes as predicting the end of the world, finding love, and winning wars.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: PZ7.S4527 Ml 2005
Characteristics: v. ; cm
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