The Remarkable Lives of Numbers

The Remarkable Lives of Numbers

A Mathematical Compendium from 1 to 200

Paperback304pp Illustrated196x126mm

9780715654026     Product Code: 511486


For those who have never heard of Keith numbers or Euler bricks but think they sound interesting, Derrick Niederman offers an engrossing miscellany to satisfy the ‘intellectually curious’. He sets out the arithmetic, geometry and stories of every number from 1 to 200: the 20-sided icosahedron, we learn, is the structure within many viruses; and 42, apart from being the answer to everything, was how many boxes Lewis Carroll gave the Baker in The Hunting of the Snark.

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