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Numbers: 10 Things You Should Know

Numbers: 10 Things You Should Know

Current price: $17.99
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Publisher:
Seven Dials
ISBN:
9781841885636
Pages:
128
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Description

Uncover the language of our universe - numbers - in this wide-ranging whistle-stop tour of the history and majesty of mathematics.

Our world simply wouldn't function if we didn't have numbers. But where do they come from? Why do we cut cake the wrong way? How can there be different sizes of infinity?

All these questions and more are answered in this engaging romp through the history of numbers by acclaimed science writer, Colin Stuart. From the mathematicians who have (and haven't) shouted 'Eureka!' to the theories that affect and inform our everyday lives; Numbers shows us that maths was never boring - we were just being taught it in the wrong way.

Consisting of ten bite-sized essays, there's no better guide to this fundamental science.

About the Author

Colin Stuart is an astronomy author and speaker who has talked to half a million people about the universe. His books have sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide and been translated into 21 languages. He's written 200+ popular science article for The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, New Scientist and the European Space Agency among others. He is also a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and he's talked about the wonders of the universe on Sky News, BBC News and Radio 5Live.