Stamping through Mathematics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 15, 2001 - Mathematics - 126 pages

"If you are interested in the beauty of mathematics, you must go out and buy Robin Wilson's absolutely stunning book of mathematical stamps, a book which traces the history of mathematics through images on the postage of countries around the globe."

- Victor Katz, MAA Online

Postage stamps are an attractive vehicle for presenting mathematics and its development. For many years the author has presented illustrated lectures entitled Stamping through Mathematics to school and college groups and to mathematical clubs and societies, and has written a regular Stamps Corner for The Mathematical Intelligencer. The book contains almost four-hundred postage stamps relating to mathematics, ranging from the earliest forms of counting to the modern computer age. The stamps appear enlarged and in full color with full historical commentary, and are listed at the end of the book.

 

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Contents

Early Mathematics
2
China
16
The Growth of Learning
30
Nicolaus Copernicus
44
Continental Mathematics
58
Contents vii
62
List of stamps
112
Bibliography
120
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