From Zero to Infinity: What Makes Numbers Interesting / Edition 4by Constance Reid
Pub. Date: 04/01/1992
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
From Zero to Infinity is a combination of number lore, number history, and sparkling descriptions of the simply stated but exceedingly difficult problems posed by the most ordinary numbers that first appeared in 1955 and has been kept in print continuously ever since. With the fifth edition this classic has been updated to report on advances in number theory/b>
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This book is an excellent read, and is quite simple to read, even if the reader isn't good at or doesn't like math. For those who don't like math or numbers, this book gives insight to how the numbers developed and how they were and have been used, which is an interesting story in and of itself. For those who enjoy math and everything involved with numbers, this book can open some new areas of interest or clear up some areas that may be shrouded in some way. In any case, the author herself is not a mathematician, so how hard can it be to enjoy? The least that can be said is that this book is excellent and definitely worth a reading or two.