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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd; New edition edition (13 Mar. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716739674
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716739678
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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"Keith Devlin's "The Language of Mathematics is the perfect book for people who have questions about math they've always wanted to ask but were afraid they wouldn't understand the answers to."--"Boston Book Review
"Devlin takes readers on a tour of the numeric underpinnings of everyday life."--"Wired
"As Galileo put it, 'The great book of nature can be read only by those who know the language in which it was written. And this language is mathematics.' Keith Devlin is an apt teacher of the language."--"Scientific American
"Devlin, who is able to write for generalists, embarks on the sea of numbers, shapes, and patterns. His voyage potentially had sixty or so destinations, the discrete topics that make up mathematics; to manage the trip Devlin limits the port of call to eight . . . Devlin's tour indeed achieves its purpose."--"Booklist
"Those interested in a broad take on the history and current state of the art of math should look no further than "The Language of Mathematics."--"Publishers Weekly

"Keith Devlin's "The Language of Mathematics" is the perfect book for people who have questions about math they've always wanted to ask but were afraid they wouldn't understand the answers to."--"Boston Book Review"
"Devlin takes readers on a tour of the numeric underpinnings of everyday life."--"Wired"
"As Galileo put it, 'The great book of nature can be read only by those who know the language in which it was written. And this language is mathematics.' Keith Devlin is an apt teacher of the language."--"Scientific American"
"Devlin, who is able to write for generalists, embarks on the sea of numbers, shapes, and patterns. His voyage potentially had sixty or so destinations, the discrete topics that make up mathematics; to manage the trip Devlin limits the port of call to eight . . . Devlin's tour indeed achieves its purpose."--"Booklist"
"Those interested in a broad take on the history and current state of the art of math should look no further than "The Language of Mathematics.""--"Publishers Weekly"

Keith Devlin's "The Language of Mathematics" is the perfect book for people who have questions about math they've always wanted to ask but were afraid they wouldn't understand the answers to. "Boston Book Review"

Devlin takes readers on a tour of the numeric underpinnings of everyday life. "Wired"

As Galileo put it, 'The great book of nature can be read only by those who know the language in which it was written. And this language is mathematics.' Keith Devlin is an apt teacher of the language. "Scientific American"

Devlin, who is able to write for generalists, embarks on the sea of numbers, shapes, and patterns. His voyage potentially had sixty or so destinations, the discrete topics that make up mathematics; to manage the trip Devlin limits the port of call to eight . . . Devlin's tour indeed achieves its purpose. "Booklist"

Those interested in a broad take on the history and current state of the art of math should look no further than "The Language of Mathematics." "Publishers Weekly""

"Keith Devlin's The Language of Mathematics is the perfect book for people who have questions about math they've always wanted to ask but were afraid they wouldn't understand the answers to." --Boston Book Review

"Devlin takes readers on a tour of the numeric underpinnings of everyday life." --Wired

"As Galileo put it, 'The great book of nature can be read only by those who know the language in which it was written. And this language is mathematics.' Keith Devlin is an apt teacher of the language." --Scientific American

"Devlin, who is able to write for generalists, embarks on the sea of numbers, shapes, and patterns. His voyage potentially had sixty or so destinations, the discrete topics that make up mathematics; to manage the trip Devlin limits the port of call to eight . . . Devlin's tour indeed achieves its purpose." --Booklist

"Those interested in a broad take on the history and current state of the art of math should look no further than The Language of Mathematics." --Publishers Weekly

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Keith Devlin is Dean of the School of Science at Saint Mary's College of California and Senior Researcher at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Information. A key participant in the six-part PBS television series "Life by the Numbers," he is the author of "Life by the Numbers, Goodbye, Descartes, Logic and Information," and "Mathematics: The New Golden Age." His most recent book is "InfoSense: Turning Information into Knowledge."


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