Mathematics for the Million: How To Master The Magic Of Numbers

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"It makes alive the contents of the elements of mathematics."—Albert Einstein

Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and ...

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Overview

"It makes alive the contents of the elements of mathematics."—Albert Einstein

Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order—a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy.

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Editorial Reviews

H. G. Wells
“A great book, a book of first-class importance.”
Library Journal
First published in 1937 and reprinted several times since, Hogben's book took everybody's worst subject and explained it in a way that made it comprehensible to the average person. For this edition, the 98-year-old author updates the text and adds new illustrations. A premiere title for both academic and public libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393310719
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1993
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 637
  • Sales rank: 628,872
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lancelot Hogben was born in Southsea, Hampshire, England, in 1895 and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, where he obtained his M.S. degree. he received his D.Sc. degree from London Unversity and an honorary LL.D. from Birmingham Univesity. His other popular books include Science for the Citizen and (with Frederick Bodmer) The Loom of Language.

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