Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Magic of Numbers BY Eric Temple Bell

From one of the foremost interpreters for laymen of the history and meaning of mathematics: a stimulating account of the origins of mathematical thought and the development of numerical theory from its beginnings in ancient times to the modern era, probing the work of Pythagoras, Galileo, Berkeley, Einstein and many others, and exploring the ways in which "number magic" has influenced the development of religion, philosophy, science and mathematics.

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