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1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics

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Description for 1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics Paperback. Pure mathematical gold, this insightful book by established author David Acheson makes mathematics accessible to everyone. The entertaining journey through the subject includes some fascinating puzzles and is accompanied by numerous illustrations and sketches by world famous cartoonists. Num Pages: 192 pages, 92 line and 23 halftone illustrations. BIC Classification: PBX; PDZM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 172 x 122 x 10. Weight in Grams: 188.
David Acheson's extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone. From very simple beginnings he takes us on a thrilling journey to some deep mathematical ideas. On the way, via Kepler and Newton, he explains what calculus really means, gives a brief history of pi, and even takes us to chaos theory and imaginary numbers. Every short chapter is carefully crafted to ensure that no one will get lost on the journey. Packed with puzzles and illustrated by world famous cartoonists, this is one of the most readable and imaginative books on mathematics ever written.

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About David Acheson
David Acheson is Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics at Jesus College, Oxford. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2004 for his 'outstanding contributions to teaching and learning', and was President of the Mathematical Association for 2010-11. He gives many popular maths lectures to the general public, of all ages, and these often end with a short demonstration of maths ... Read more

Reviews for 1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics
Thought provoking.
Popular maths is not easy to do, but David Acheson has really achieved it with this pocket-sized gem of a book.
Brian Clegg, Popular Science
Review from previous edition 1089 and All That is an instant classic... an inspiring little masterpiece.
Mathematical Association of America
Possibly the nicest maths book ever ... Read more

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