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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.

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From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries

From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries

The Extraordinary Story of Maths

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9781843178736     Product Code: 221413

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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.

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