One to Nine
The Inner Life of Numbers
By (author) Andrew Hodges
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One to Nine by Andrew Hodges
Book DescriptionWhat Lynn Truss did for grammar in Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Andrew Hodges has done for mathematics. In One to Nine, Hodges, one of Britain's leading biographers and mathematical writers, brings numbers to three-dimensional life in this delightful and illuminating volume, filled with illustrations, which makes even the most challenging math problems accessible to the layman. Starting with the puzzle of defining unity, and ending with the recurring nines of infinite decimals, Hodges tells a story that takes in quantum physics, cosmology, climate change, and the origin of the computer. Hodges has written a classic work, at once playful but also satisfyingly instructional, which will be ideal for the math aficionado and the Sudoku addict, as well as the life of the party.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781906021269
(198mm x 129mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Short Books Ltd
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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"A lively new book ... [that] readers will enjoy sprinting through."-Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times Book Review
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