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The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure

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The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration.

In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without. As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into mathematical theory, where ideas eventually take flight, until everyone - from those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their heads - winds up marveling at what numbers can do.

Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a true polymath, the kind of superb intellectual who loves thinking and marshals all of his charm and wit to share his passions with the world. In The Number Devil, he brings together the surreal logic of Alice in Wonderland and the existential geometry of Flatland with the kind of math everyone would love, if only they had a number devil to teach it to them.

About the Author

Hans Magnus Enzensberger is the author of many highly lauded books, including Civil Wars: From L.A. to Bosnia. He lives in Munich.

Rotraut Susanne Berner is an illustrator who lives in Heidelberg.

Michael Henry Heim is a prize-winning translator who teaches at UCLA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805057706
Subtitle:
A Mathematical Adventure
Translator:
Berner, Rotraut Susanne
Illustrator:
Berner, Rotraut Susanne
Author:
Enzensberger, Hans Magnus
Author:
Berner, Rotraut Susanne
Author:
Heim, Michael Henry
Author:
Heim, Michael Henry
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Science & Technology - Mathematics
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
Dreams
Subject:
Dreams -- Fiction.
Subject:
Numbers, Natural -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Mathematics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20000501
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes color illustrations throughout
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.26 x 6.22 x 0.55 in
Age Level:
10-14

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