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The Universe in Zero Words: The Story of Mathematics as Told through Equations Hardcover – 29 Apr 2012

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (29 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691152829
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691152820
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,476,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Quietly learned and beautifully illustrated, Mackenzie's book is a celebration of the succinct and the singular in human expression. -- "Nature

A fascinating and informative look behind the equations. -- Lucy Sussex, Sydney Morning Herald

[V]ery absorbing reading. . . . Two hundred pages, twenty-four equations, one endearing and well told story. I wholeheartedly recommend the book. --Alexander Bogomolny, CTK Insights

Quietly learned and beautifully illustrated, Mackenzie's book is a celebration of the succinct and the singular in human expression. -- "Nature A fascinating and informative look behind the equations. -- Lucy Sussex, Sydney Morning Herald [V]ery absorbing reading... Two hundred pages, twenty-four equations, one endearing and well told story. I wholeheartedly recommend the book. --Alexander Bogomolny, CTK Insights

Mackenzie s writing is understated and clear. The complex ideas he explains so lucidly are beautiful in themselves, but this book is physically beautiful too, imaginatively illustrated and stylishly designed to complement its subject. The printer s art survives in the digital age. --Tom Moriarty, Irish Times

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"Demanding very little prior mathematical knowledge, this is one of the best popular histories of mathematics in recent years. Dana Mackenzie's prose is lively and easy to read, and his mix of historical background and personal biographies of the main characters is engaging."--Eli Maor, author of The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History ande: The Story of a Number

"Dana Mackenzie is a very good writer. I was constantly amazed at his ability to describe complicated mathematics in a few sentences in a way that the average reader--not the average mathematician or the average math major, but the average reader--can understand. This is a very entertaining book."--David S. Richeson, author of Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology

"[A] terrific book. . . . [A] brilliant history of mathematics as told through equations."--Dick Lipton, Professor of Computer Science at Georgia Tech

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