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The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

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and#8220;Since 1960 the universe has taken on a wholly new face. It has become more exciting, more mysterious, more violent, and more extreme as our knowledge concerning it has suddenly expanded. And the most exciting, most mysterious, most violent, and most extreme phenomena of all has the simplest, plainest, calmest, and mildest name-nothing more than a black hole.and#8221;

and#8212;Isaac Asimov, The Collapsing Universe, 1977

From Clifford Pickoverand#8212;the ingenious author of the phenomenally successful The Math Book and The Physics Bookand#8212;comes an inspirational volume that celebrates the beauty and wisdom of physics. This gorgeous compendium features a physics quotation and stunning art on every page, along with biographical facts and birthdays of notable physicists like Christiaan Huygens, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, and Max Planck. Attractive and thought provoking, The Physics Devotional makes a wonderful gift for science and math enthusiasts.and#160;

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From the ingenious author of The Math Book and The Physics Book comes an inspirational volume that celebrates the beauty and wisdom of mathematics. Every page of this yearlong devotional presents a sage remark alongside a stunning image relating to the world of math.The quotes feature insight such brilliant thinkers as Pythagoras, Richard Feynman,and#160;and Robertand#160;Heinlein, and the art features everything from fractals to architecture..

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Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problemsand#8212;and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the wheel to the jet engine, from the cell phone to the large Hadron Collider. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in aerospace, architecture, chemistry, computer engineering, and more, from ancient history to the present.

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From Clifford Pickover comes an inspirational volume that celebrates the beauty and wisdom of physics. This gorgeous compendium features a physics quotation and stunning art on every page, along with biographical facts and birthdays of notable physicists like Christiaan Huygens, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, and Max Planck. Attractive and thought provoking, The Physics Devotional makes a wonderful gift for science and math enthusiasts.and#160;

Synopsis:

Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problemsand#8212;and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the wheel to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline. He covers the various areas, including chemical, aerospace, and computer engineering, from ancient history to the present. The topics include architectural wonders like the Acropolis, the Great Wall of China, and the Eiffel Tower; transportation advances such as the high-speed bullet train; medical innovations, including the artificial heart and kidney dialysis; developments in communications, such as the cell phone; as well as air conditioning, DNA fingerprinting, the large Hadron Collider, drones, and more.and#160;

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and#8220;It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.and#8221; and#8212;Sofia Kovalevskaya, Recollections of Childhood, 1895and#160;
and#160;
From the ingenious author of The Math Book and The Physics Book comes an inspirational volume that celebrates the beauty and wisdom of mathematics. Every page of this yearlong devotional presents a sage remark alongside a stunning image relating to the world of math. The quotes feature insight from such brilliant thinkers as Pythagoras, Richard Feynman, and Robert Heinlein, and the art showcases everything from gorgeous fractals to splendid architecture. The calendar also includes the birthdays of notable mathematicians, so readers can see which ones share theirs. A brief biographical dictionary provides additional information on the people whose wonderful words appeared through the book.

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. For many years he was the lead columnist for Discover magazines “Brain-Boggler,” and is known for his calendar and card sets, Mind-Bending Visual Puzzles. Currently, he writes the “Brain Strain” column for Odyssey, is associate editor for the scientific journal Computers and Graphics, and serves on the editorial board for Odyssey, Leonardo, and YLEM. His computer graphics have appeared on the covers of numerous magazines, and his research has received considerable attention from such media outlets as CNN, the Discovery Channel, The New York Times, and WIRED.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402757969
Author:
Pickover, Clifford A.
Publisher:
Sterling
Author:
Brain, Marshall
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Subject:
STUDY NOTES - Quamut
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Subject:
BG-JUVENILE PROP - BG-JUVY YOUNG FICTIO
Subject:
transportation - PLANES TRD HC
Subject:
FICTION - FICTION TRD PB
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Physics
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Sterling Milestones
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color, with 366 illus.
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
8 x 7.31 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
From the ingenious author of The Math Book and The Physics Book comes an inspirational volume that celebrates the beauty and wisdom of mathematics. Every page of this yearlong devotional presents a sage remark alongside a stunning image relating to the world of math.The quotes feature insight such brilliant thinkers as Pythagoras, Richard Feynman,and#160;and Robertand#160;Heinlein, and the art features everything from fractals to architecture..
"Synopsis" by ,
Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problemsand#8212;and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the wheel to the jet engine, from the cell phone to the large Hadron Collider. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in aerospace, architecture, chemistry, computer engineering, and more, from ancient history to the present.
"Synopsis" by , From Clifford Pickover comes an inspirational volume that celebrates the beauty and wisdom of physics. This gorgeous compendium features a physics quotation and stunning art on every page, along with biographical facts and birthdays of notable physicists like Christiaan Huygens, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, and Max Planck. Attractive and thought provoking, The Physics Devotional makes a wonderful gift for science and math enthusiasts.and#160;
"Synopsis" by ,
Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problemsand#8212;and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the wheel to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline. He covers the various areas, including chemical, aerospace, and computer engineering, from ancient history to the present. The topics include architectural wonders like the Acropolis, the Great Wall of China, and the Eiffel Tower; transportation advances such as the high-speed bullet train; medical innovations, including the artificial heart and kidney dialysis; developments in communications, such as the cell phone; as well as air conditioning, DNA fingerprinting, the large Hadron Collider, drones, and more.and#160;
"Synopsis" by ,
and#8220;It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.and#8221; and#8212;Sofia Kovalevskaya, Recollections of Childhood, 1895and#160;
and#160;
From the ingenious author of The Math Book and The Physics Book comes an inspirational volume that celebrates the beauty and wisdom of mathematics. Every page of this yearlong devotional presents a sage remark alongside a stunning image relating to the world of math. The quotes feature insight from such brilliant thinkers as Pythagoras, Richard Feynman, and Robert Heinlein, and the art showcases everything from gorgeous fractals to splendid architecture. The calendar also includes the birthdays of notable mathematicians, so readers can see which ones share theirs. A brief biographical dictionary provides additional information on the people whose wonderful words appeared through the book.
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