Mathematics for the Million
Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order--a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy.
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First published in 1937 and reprinted several times since, Hogben's book took everybody's worst subject and explained it in a way that made it comprehensible to the average person. For this edition ... Read full review
I have a 1967 edition of this book from Pan Books, that I bought in 1977. I have read it several times cover to cover, and it has been my reference and bed-side book for decades. Incidentally, my 90-year-old father had a first edition of the book.
How's that for durability of a book?!
MATHEMATICS IN REMOTE
THE GRAMMAR OF SIZE
EUCLID AS A SPRINGBOARD
NUMBER LORE IN ANTIQUITY
THE RISE AND DECLINE
THE DAWN OF NOTHING
THE GEOMETRY OF MOTION
THE CALCULUS OF NEWTON
THE ALGEBRA OF
THE ALGEBRA OF CHOICE
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