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The Resource It all adds up : the story of people and mathematics, Mickaël Launay ; translated by Stephen S. Wilson

It all adds up : the story of people and mathematics, Mickaël Launay ; translated by Stephen S. Wilson

Label
It all adds up : the story of people and mathematics
Title
It all adds up
Title remainder
the story of people and mathematics
Statement of responsibility
Mickaël Launay ; translated by Stephen S. Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Through the fascinating and outrageous stories behind mathematics' greats, 'It All Adds Up' provides an accessible refresher on the ideas you learned in school but forgot (or never really understood). From our ability to calculate the passing of time to the algorithms that control our computers and much else in our lives, numbers are everywhere. They are so indispensable that we forget just how brilliant they are and that it took our ancestors thousands of years to provide us with these systems. Wandering around museums, monuments and metro stations, mathematician Mickael Launay looks at everyday objects and art to tell the exciting story of how our prehistoric dabbles became the most sophisticated framework that exists today
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Launay, Mickaël
Dewey number
  • 510.9
  • 510
  • 510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wilson, Stephen S
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  • Mathematics
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
It all adds up : the story of people and mathematics, Mickaël Launay ; translated by Stephen S. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780008283933
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 260 pages
Isbn
9780008283933
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
It all adds up : the story of people and mathematics, Mickaël Launay ; translated by Stephen S. Wilson
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780008283933
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 260 pages
Isbn
9780008283933
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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