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Alex Through the Looking-Glass

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 352 Seiten
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Fresh, fascinating and endlessly charming. A splendiferous book altogetherVorwortThe Sunday Times bestseller by the author of Alex... Weiterlesen
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Fresh, fascinating and endlessly charming. A splendiferous book altogether

Vorwort
The Sunday Times bestseller by the author of Alex's Adventures in Numberland - a dazzling new book that turns even the most complex maths into a brilliantly entertaining narrative

Autorentext
Alex Bellos is the bestselling author of Alex's Adventures in Numberland, which was shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize. He is the Guardian's maths-blogger, and has worked for the paper in London and Rio de Janeiro as its unusually numerate foreign correspondent. He is a curator-in-residence at the Science Museum and has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford. He lives in London. @alexbellos www.alexbellos.com www.guardian.co.uk/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland

Klappentext

The bestselling author of "Alex's Adventures In Numberland" takes readers on a journey of mathematical discovery, demonstrating how numbers came to be our friends, are fascinating and accessible, and how they have changed our world.



Zusammenfassung
From triangles, rotations and power laws, to fractals, cones and curves, bestselling author Alex Bellos takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit, engaging stories and limitless enthusiasm. As he narrates a series of eye-opening encounters with lively personalities all over the world, Alex demonstrates how numbers have come to be our friends, are fascinating and extremely accessible, and how they have changed our world. He turns even the dreaded calculus into an easy-to-grasp mathematical exposition, and sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to reveal the world's favourite number. In Germany, he meets the engineer who designed the first roller-coaster loop, whilst in India he joins the world's highly numerate community at the International Congress of Mathematicians. He explores the wonders behind the Game of Life program, and explains mathematical logic, growth and negative numbers. Stateside, he hangs out with a private detective in Oregon and meets the mathematician who looks for universes from his garage in Illinois. Read this captivating book, and you won't realise that you're learning about complex concepts. Alex will get you hooked on maths as he delves deep into humankind's turbulent relationship with numbers, and proves just how much fun we can have with them.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Alex Through the Looking-Glass
Untertitel: How Life Reflects Numbers, and Numbers Reflect Life
Autor:
EAN: 9781408845721
ISBN: 978-1-4088-4572-1
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 352
Gewicht: g
Größe: H198mm x B129mm
Jahr: 2015

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