Poetry of the Universe

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Anchor Books, 1996 - Mathematics - 210 pages
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An exciting intellectual tour through the ages showing how mathematical concepts and imagination have helped to illuminate the nature of the observable universe, this book is a delightful narrative "math for poets". Osserman traces the mathematical breakthroughs over the centuries and explains their significance. 40 illustrations throughout.

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POETRY OF THE UNIVERSE: A Mathematical Exploration of the Cosmos

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Osserman addresses all those humanities lovers who, in high school or college, screwed up their brows in consternation when confronted by a differential equation and said, ``Why do I need to know that ... Read full review

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User Review  - LukeS - LibraryThing

The clever Dr. Osserman engages us laymen in a basic cosmological discussion - the twist being his use of Dante's description of the universe. We get by and by to the hypersphere, in which the ... Read full review


Measuring the Unmeasurable
Encompassing the Earth
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