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The Loom of God: Tapestries of Mathematics and Mysticism

The Loom of God: Tapestries of Mathematics and Mysticism

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From the mysterious cult of Pythagoras to the awesome mechanics of Stonehenge to the “gargoyles” and fractals on today’s computers, mathematics has always been a powerful, even divine force in the world. In a lively, intelligent synthesis of math, mysticism, and science fiction, Clifford Pickover explains the eternal magic of numbers. Taking a

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From the mysterious cult of Pythagoras to the awesome mechanics of Stonehenge to the “gargoyles” and fractals on today’s computers, mathematics has always been a powerful, even divine force in the world. In a lively, intelligent synthesis of math, mysticism, and science fiction, Clifford Pickover explains the eternal magic of numbers. Taking a uniquely humorous approach, he appoints readers “Chief Historian” of an intergalactic museum and sends them, along with a quirky cast of characters, hurtling through the ages to explore how individuals used numbers for such purposes as predicting the end of the world, finding love, and winning wars.

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“Are there mathematical proofs of God? Who are the great mathematicians who believed in a deity? Does numerology lead anywhere when applied to sacred literature? Pickover covers these and many other off-trail topics with his usual verve, humor, and clarity. And along the way the reader will learn a great deal of serious mathematics.”—Martin Gardner, author of The Book of Visual Illusions

“Pickover has done it again, with a marvelously entertaining, historical romp through the unexpected connections between mathematics and mysticism.”—Paul Hoffman, Discover magazine

“Clifford A. Pickover leads readers on a dazzling, lushly illustrated tour of the intersection of number and the numinous.”—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402774416
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/17/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
690,954
File size:
9 MB

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The Loom of God: Tapestries of Mathematics and Mysticism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Al_90 More than 1 year ago
I give the clarity of this novel a 9/10 the detail: 8/10 enjoyment/transitioning: 8/10 variety of historical mathematical findings: 9/10 Overall: 9/10