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From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries

Extent: 192 pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date:

Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781843178736

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

Like it or not, maths is a part of everyday life. Whether we learned only basic arithmetic, or went on to study calculus and beyond, we need it, and use it, constantly. But only very rarely were we taught its back story.

From the theories of Pythagoras (did you know he ran a secret brotherhood that studied maths, music and gymnastics?) to Ada Lovelace (one of the few notable pre-twentieth-century female mathematicians who is considered to be the first ever computer programmer), From 0 to Infinity shows how the major discoveries and developments fundamentally changed the way we see the world.

Do you want to learn about why the Ancient Greeks knew so much maths? Or why there was so little maths studied in the Dark Ages? Read this fascinating book to uncover the surprising stories behind maths.

Extent: 192pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 20/04/2017

Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9781782437673

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

Like it or not, maths is a part of everyday life. Whether we learned only basic arithmetic, or went on to study calculus and beyond, we need it, and use it, constantly. But only very rarely were we taught its back story.

From the theories of Pythagoras (did you know he ran a secret brotherhood that studied maths, music and gymnastics?) to Ada Lovelace (one of the few notable pre-twentieth-century female mathematicians who is considered to be the first ever computer programmer), From 0 to Infinity shows how the major discoveries and developments fundamentally changed the way we see the world.

Do you want to learn about why the Ancient Greeks knew so much maths? Or why there was so little maths studied in the Dark Ages? Read this fascinating book to uncover the surprising stories behind maths.

Publication Date: 06/09/2012

Price: £1.99

ISBN: 9781843179221

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

Like it or not, maths is a part of everyday life. Whether we learned only basic arithmetic, or went on to study calculus and beyond, we need it, and use it, constantly. But only very rarely were we taught its back story.

From the theories of Pythagoras (did you know he ran a secret brotherhood that studied maths, music and gymnastics?) to Ada Lovelace (one of the few notable pre-twentieth-century female mathematicians who is considered to be the first ever computer programmer), From 0 to Infinity shows how the major discoveries and developments fundamentally changed the way we see the world.

Do you want to learn about why the Ancient Greeks knew so much maths? Or why there was so little maths studied in the Dark Ages? Read this fascinating book to uncover the surprising stories behind maths.

About the Author

Chris Waring studied for a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College, London before becoming a maths teacher. Since then he has taught small children and Oxbridge candidates and everybody in between. He is the author of An Equation for Every Occasion, Maths in Bite-sized Chunks and From Zero to Infinity in 26 Centuries, also published by Michael O’Mara Books.

Reviews

  • 'Works very well as an introduction to the history of maths', Significance Magazine
  • 'Sit back and enjoy a maths lesson like no other ... exploring the mysteries of maths has never been so much fun', Lancashire Evening Post
  • 'The perfect stocking filler', PQ Magazine