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Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from ...
Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from irrational and imaginary to complex and cuneiform, we learn:
How to organize chaos
How matter balances anti-matter
How to turn a sphere inside out (without creasing it)
How to calculate pi by observing the stars
and why you can’t comb a hairy ball.
Along the way Stewart offers the reader tantalizing glimpses of the mathematics underlying life and the universe. Mind-stretching, enlightening, and endlessly amusing, Professor Stewart’s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures will stimulate, delight, and enthrall.
Posted November 3, 2010