Universal Book of Mathematics: From Abracadabra to Zeno's Paradoxes / Edition 1

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Overview

Praise for David Darling

The Universal Book of Astronomy

"A first-rate resource for readers and students of popular astronomy and general science. . . . Highly recommended."
-Library Journal

"A comprehensive survey and . . . a rare treat."
-Focus

The Complete Book of Spaceflight

"Darling's content and presentation will have any reader moving from entry to entry."
-The Observatory magazine

Life Everywhere

"This remarkable book exemplifies the best of today's popular science writing: it is lucid, informative, and thoroughly enjoyable."
-Science Books & Films

"An enthralling introduction to the new science of astrobiology."
-Lynn Margulis

Equations of Eternity

"One of the clearest and most eloquent expositions of the quantum conundrum and its philosophical and metaphysical implications that I have read recently."
-The New York Times

Deep Time

"A wonderful book. The perfect overview of the universe."
-Larry Niven

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471270478
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID DARLING, Ph.D., received his doctorate in astronomy from the University of Manchester, England. He is the author of The Universal Book of Astronomy (Wiley), The Complete Book of Spaceflight (Wiley), The Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia, Deep Time, Equations of Eternity (a New York Times Notable Book), Soul Search, and Zen Physics.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Mathematics Entries A to Z.

References.

Solutions to Puzzles.

Category Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2005

    A math dictionary!

    This book is a dictionary for everything math related. If you're studying math, or just plain enjoy it, you should get this book. It has everything you'd ever want to know about math realated topics.

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