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Here's looking at Euclid : a surprising excursion through the astonishing world of math / Alex Bellos
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New York, NY : Free Press, 2010.
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
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Acorn 513 BEL   ON SHELF
Blue Island 513 BEL   ON SHELF
Clarendon Hills 513 BEL   ON SHELF
Crete 513 BELLOS, A.   ON SHELF
Downers Grove 513 BEL   ON SHELF
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Frankfort MATH GENERAL Bellos   ON SHELF
Hinsdale 513 BEL   ON SHELF
Indian Prairie 513 BELLOS   ON SHELF
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Lyons 513 BEL   ON SHELF
Matteson 513 BEL   ON SHELF
Melrose Park 513 BEL   ON SHELF
Oak Lawn 513 BELLOS   ON SHELF
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xi, 319 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-294) and index.
Contents
A head for numbers -- The counter culture -- Behold! -- Something about nothing -- Life of pi -- The x-factor -- Playtime -- Secrets of succession -- Gold finger -- chance is a fine thing -- Situation normal -- The end of the line.
Summary
Whether writing about how algebra solved Swedish traffic problems, visiting the Mental Calculation World Cup to disclose the secrets of lightning calculation, or exploring the links between pineapples and beautiful teeth, Bellos guides his readers into the world of mathematics while uncovering fascinating stories of mathematical achievement--from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time, to the creations of today's Zen master of origami.
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Pre-publication title : Book of numbers : everything you need to know about simple math.
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9781416588252
1416588256
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2009036815
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