The Art of the Infinite: Our Lost Language of NumbersIt is easy to be wary of mathematics  but as this book shows, drawing on science, literature and philosophy, its patterns are evrywhere. In witty and eloquent prose, Robert and Ellen Kaplan take mathematics back to its estranged audience, bringing understanding and clarity to a traditionally difficult subject, and revealing the beauty behind the equations. Only by letting loose our curiosity can we learn to appreciate the wonder that can be found in mathematics  an 'art' invented by humans, which is also timeless. 
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User Review  Mary Sonnabend  GoodreadsMathematics is something that I find interesting, but definitely wish I knew more about. So, I went to my local library looking for a good book on math to give me an introduction to the subject. When ... Read full review
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User Review  Dewayne Stark  GoodreadsHave always been interested in prime number after I read an article about them in 1958. This book has interest items about prime numbers in i Read full review
Contents
Acknowledgements  
An Invitation  
Time and the mind  
How Do We Hold These Truths?  
Designs on a Locked Chest  
The Infinite and the Indefinite  
Skipping Stones  
Euclid Alone  
The Eagle of Algebra  
Into the Highlands  
The Infinite and the Unknown  
Back of Beyond  
The Abyss  
Appendix  
Bibliography  
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