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  • Paperback: 546 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (5 Dec. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780521568234
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521568234
  • ASIN: 0521568234
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 3.1 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This is real mathematics, not the watered down versions served in 'maths for liberal arts' courses … Not just maths lovers, but a much larger audience, should enjoy Körner's witty prose and enlightening comments, numerous historical passages and anecdotes. I would particularly recommend the book to all maths teachers.' Arturo Sangalli, New Scientist

'… a glorious celebration of mathematics as a way of getting to grips with the world around us, employing a seamless mix of history, abstract thought and applications.' Ian Stewart, New Scientist

'… a real gem of a book … I don't recommend a book this strongly very often - if you have any interest in maths at whatever level and for any reason go out and buy a copy!' Computer Shopper

'… delightful.' Douglas Quadling, The Magazine of the Cambridge Society

'This is a marvelous book which I commend to all mathematicians and students of mathematics.' C. M. Elliott, Mathematics Today

'If you have ever wondered what it is that mathemeticians do and why they do it then this may be the book for you.' L'Enseignement Mathématique

' … well-researched book … It is aimed at anyone who is willing to remember school mathematics. A cracking good tale: buy it for your children and read it yourself.' Mathematika

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What is the connection between the outbreak of cholera in Victorian Soho, the Battle of the Atlantic and the design of anchors? They all show how a little mathematics can shed light on the world around us. If you have ever wondered what mathematicians do, then read on. Mathematicians wanting to explain to others how they spend their working days (and nights) should seek inspiration here.

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