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Fibonacci's Rabbits: And 49 Other Breakthroughs that Revolutionised Mathematics

Adam Hart-Davis

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Modern Library
02 February 2020
Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Popular science
The word mathematics comes from the Greek word mathema, meaning knowledge or learning. And indeed, mathematics is at the heart of almost all processes and patterns that occur in the modern world, yet many still find the discipline hard to fathom. Fibonacci's Rabbits solves this problem in bite-sized hops, describing the 50 most critical discoveries and revolutionary moments in the history of mathematics from Ancient Greece to the present day.
By:   Adam Hart-Davis
Imprint:   Modern Library
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   370g
ISBN:   9781912827039
ISBN 10:   1912827034
Series:   Great Experiments
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   02 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Originally trained as a chemist at the universities of Oxford, York, and Alberta, Adam Hart-Davis is a freelan ce writer and broadcaster - former presenter on television of Local Heroes, Tomorrow's World, What the Romans (and others) Did for Us, How London was Built, The Cosmos -a beginner's guide, and many others. He has collected various awards for both television and radio, as well as four medals and 14 honorary doctorates. He has edited several books, and written about 30, including Stringlopedia, Science - the definitive visual guide, The Book of Time, Engineers, and The Science Book. He has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and a regular column in the Radio Times. A member of the Associ ation of Pole-Lathe Turners and the British Toilet Association, Adam is a keen supporter of the charities WaterAid, Practical Action, Sustrans, and the Joliba Trust. He has various bicycles, which he rides slowly but with enthusiasm.

Reviews for Fibonacci's Rabbits: And 49 Other Breakthroughs that Revolutionised Mathematics

' [Fibonacci's Rabbits] is perfectly sized, beautifully written and lovingly illustrated - it's simply a joy to read. Buy it, absorb it, hold onto it...then gift it to a young one. Who knows what it'll spark? ' - Bookmunch ' a readable and enjoyable exploration for the key aspects of mathematics, plus some of the fun bits. ' - Popular Science Blog


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