The Extraordinary Story of Maths
Michael O'Mara 2012
9781843178736   Product Code: 21413
Chris Waring presents the history of mathematics not as a tedious procession of numbers, symbols and formulae, but as a tale of human endeavour, culture, hopes and dreams, which have helped to shape how we see the world today. In an accessible chronological survey he tracks down the mathematical stories behind each major advance, from ancient Mesopotamian maths homework and the Mayan calendar to the Large Hadron Collider and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.