Mathematics: The Science of Patterns: The Search for Order in Life, Mind and the Universe

Mathematics: The Science of Patterns: The Search for Order in Life, Mind and the Universe

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by Keith J. Devlin, Keith Devlin
     
 

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"The great book of nature," said Galileo, "can be read only by those who know the language in which it is written. And this language is mathematics." A richly illustrated celebration of the beauty and elegance of this ever-evolving language, Mathematics: The Science of Patterns explores the many ways mathematics helps us understand our perceptions of

Overview

"The great book of nature," said Galileo, "can be read only by those who know the language in which it is written. And this language is mathematics." A richly illustrated celebration of the beauty and elegance of this ever-evolving language, Mathematics: The Science of Patterns explores the many ways mathematics helps us understand our perceptions of reality—both the physical, biological, and social worlds without, and the realm of ideas and thoughts within.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716760221
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/15/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Keith Devlin is Dean of the School of Science at Saint Mary's College of California and Senior Researcher at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Information. A key participant in the six-part PBS television series "Life by the Numbers," he is the author of Life by the Numbers; Goodbye, Descartes; Logic and Information; Mathematics: The New Golden Age; and InfoSense: Turning Information into Knowledge.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Palo Alto, California
Date of Birth:
March 16, 1947
Place of Birth:
Hull, England
Education:
B.S., King's College, London, 1968; Ph.D., University of Bristol, 1971

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book.