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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Got lent this by the same coworker who lent me the book on the history of zero. This one is a bit more formless - Osserman is great at most of the particular bits of description, but when it comes to ... Read full review

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Got lent this by the same coworker who lent me the book on the history of zero. This one is a bit more formless - Osserman is great at most of the particular bits of description, but when it comes to ... Read full review

Contents

Measuring the Unmeasurable
3
Encompassing the Earth
20
The Real World
41
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