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The Magic of Numbers

by Eric Temple Bell

ISBN 0486267881 / 9780486267883 / 0-486-26788-1
Publisher Dover Publications
Language English
Edition Softcover
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From one of the foremost interpreters for lay readers of the history and meaning of mathematics: a stimulating account of the origins of mathematical thought and the development of numerical theory. It probes the work of Pythagoras, Galileo, Berkeley, Einstein, and others, exploring how "number magic" has influenced religion, philosophy, science, and mathematics