Mathematics for the Million: A Popular Self Educator 
What people are saying  Write a review
User ratings
5 stars 
 
4 stars 
 
3 stars 
 
2 stars 
 
1 star 

Review: Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers
User Review  Christian  GoodreadsA sweep of some grandeur over the rise of mathematics, from calendar civilisations to the great flowering in Alexandria and beyond. A breathtaking achievement. Read full review
Review: Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers
User Review  hyacinth  GoodreadsDecent math, dry exposition, intrusive politics. George Orwell quotes Hogben among others in his essay Politics and the English Language as examples of writing "below the average" that exhibit "staleness of imagery" and "lack of precision". Fitting. Read full review
Contents
MATHEMATICS THE MIRROR OF CIVILIZATION  13 
n FIRST STEPS IN MEASUREMENT  36 
in THE GRAMMAR OF SIZE ORDER AND NUMBER  69 
Copyright  
10 other sections not shown
Common terms and phrases
abacus Alexandrian algebra angle approximately Archimedes arithmetic arithmetic mean arithmetic series axis balls base binomial binomial series boundary calculation called celestial celestial pole celestial sphere centimetres centre century Chapter circle circle of latitude coordinates coefficient column connexion corresponding cos2 curve decimal Diophantus draw earth enclosed equation Euclid feet figure formula fraction geometric series grammar graph Greek height Hindu Hipparchus horizon hypotenuse illustrated inches language large number latitude length logarithms longitude mathematicians mean measure meridian method miles multiplying noon parallel perpendicular plane pole star polygon position problem quantity radians radius ratio rectangle recurring decimal Reformation geometry represented result rightangled triangle rule shadow simple sin2 sines social spherical triangle square root straight line sun's symbols tangent things triangular numbers units verb whole numbers write yards zenith distance