Hardback 416pp Illustrated
9781623650544   Product Code: 21999
How did we make the monumental leap in understanding from our first primitive tallies to, for instance, the theories behind quantum computing? In a vivid and very accessible way, this volume introduces the discipline of mathematics through 100 of its most important discoveries. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams, the chapters cover topics such as Pythagoras' theorem, the Fibonacci sequence and calculus, and show how mathematics has influenced fields as diverse as cartography, information theory and visual arts.