The Math Book

The Math Book

From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

By Clifford A. Pickover

Sterling, Hardcover, 9781402757969, 527pp.

Publication Date: September 2009

Math's infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this follow-up to the best-selling "The Science Book." Beginning millions of years ago with ancient ant odometers and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, it covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous delights readers will learn about as they dip into this inviting anthology: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus, and the butterfly effect. Each topic gets a lavishly illustrated spread with stunning color art, along with formulas and concepts, fascinating facts about scientists lives, and real-world applications of the theorems.

About the Author
The author of over 20 highly-acclaimed books, including" Computers, Patterns, Chaos, Beauty", Clifford A. Pickover writes on diverse topics ranging from computers and creativity, art, mathematics, and astronomy to human behavior and intelligence, time travel, alien life, and science fiction.