Life by the Numbers

Life by the Numbers


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Life by the Numbers by Keith Devlin

A lively and visually striking introduction to the remarkable range of ways in which math shapes our lives. Beautifully illustrated with over 160 photos and illustrations, it reveals that math, like its cousin, science, has the power to amaze us with its masterful handling of chaos, its ability to reveal the mystery behind natural phenomena, and its uncanny knack for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Keith Devlin explores the vital role math plays in such diverse areas as sports, space exploration, the mapping of the ocean floor, the patterns of nature, cinematic special effects, and more.

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ISBN-13: 9780471240440
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/1998
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 7.71(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile: 1160L (what's this?)

About the Author


Palo Alto, California

Date of Birth:

March 16, 1947

Place of Birth:

Hull, England


B.S., King's College, London, 1968; Ph.D., University of Bristol, 1971

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