Numericon: A Journey Through the Hidden Lives of Numbers

by Rachel Thomas and Marianne Freiberger

Synopsis: Numericon tells the stories of the numbers, mathematical discoveries, oddities and personalities that have shaped the way we understand the world around us. Funny, bizarre, tragic and dramatic, these stories reveal the power, passion and beauty of mathematics. Each chapter is an intriguing story about a number, including why 3 is strong, e is natural and Graham’s number is too big to write. Packed with quirky, informative facts and bound in a beautiful foil-blocked cover, this book will do for maths what The Etymologicon did for the English language.

Published: September 2014 | ISBN-13: 978-1782061540

Authors’ Blog:
Mini-bio: Rachel Thomas and Marianne Freiberger are the editors of Plus magazine, which publishes articles from the world’s top mathematicians and science writers on topics as diverse as art, medicine, cosmology and sport. – From Hachette Australia

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