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Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics (original 2008; edition 2009)

by Ian Stewart (Author)

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Title:Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics
Authors:Ian Stewart (Author)
Info:Quercus Publishing (2009), 272 pages
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Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics by Ian Stewart (2008)



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Like many pop math books, the author will spend great care explaining a concept, then turn around and throw out a bunch of terms without context. ( )
  encephalical | Apr 9, 2016 |
Yet another history of Mathematics. Not a bad read, but it does not add anything new (from my point of view, of course). ( )
  amarcobio | Jun 22, 2014 |
How I missed this one when it first came out I don't know, because it is vintage Stewart in its enjoyably clear, popular-level writing about math topics. My fears, engendered by the simplicity of the opening chapters, that it was all going to be overly elementary were eventually dispelled by the discussions of such topics as abstract algebra, complex analysis, and partial differential equations.
  fpagan | Jun 9, 2012 |
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From ancient Babylon to the last great unsolved problems, Ian Stewart brings us his definitive history of mathematics. In his famous straightforward style, he explains each major development - from the first number systems to chaos theory - and considers how each affected society and changed everyday life forever.… (more)

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