The Universal Language
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Numbers by Denis Guedj
Book DescriptionThis volume describes, in words and with artworks, the basic principles of numbers - arithmetic, whole numbers, natural numbers and the concepts of zero and infinity. It examines: how old numbers are and how they were developed; who invented algebra, geometry and calculus; how these ideas affect our daily lives; and the ways in which numbers have been used in art, music and other disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500300800
(180mm x 125mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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On June 24, 1792, two large travelling coaches left the Tuileries, one for Dunkirk and the other for Barcelona. Their passengers, Pierre Mechain and Jean-Baptiste Delambre, were astronomers charged by the French revolutionary government with devising one universal unit of measure.
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