Math's infinite mysteries unfold in this paperback edition of the bestselling The Math Book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient “ant odometers” and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, prolific polymath Clifford Pickover covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous concepts readers will encounter as they dip into this inviting anthology: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares, and the butterfly effect.
Each topic is presented in a lavishly illustrated spread, including formulas and real-world applications of the theorems.
About the Author
Clifford A. Pickover received his PhD from Yale in Biophysics and Biochemistry and has written more than 40 books and over 200 articles. Currently, he is a writer, editor for a scientific journal and serves on the editorial board for Odyssey, Leonardo, and YLEM.
Praise for The Math Book and Clifford Pickover:
"Pickover contemplates realms beyond our known reality."--The New York Times "I can't imagine anybody whose minds won't be stretched by [Pickover's] books."--Arthur C. Clarke"Bucky Fuller thought big, Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both."--WIRED