The Magic of Numbers

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Dover Publications, 1991 - Mathematics - 418 pages
In this stimulating, thought-provoking book, one of the foremost interpreters for laymen of the history and meaning of mathematics invites readers to join him in probing the origins of mathematical thought to the modern era. Eric Temple Bell (1883-1960), a former professor of mathematics at California Institute of Technology and prolific author, combines a fascinating history of ideas with an engaging series of life stories of the brilliant thinkers who forged mathematical history.

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Contents

CHAPTER PAGE
1
A MISCARRIAGE OF REASON
220
CHAPTER PAGE 22 SAINTS AND HERETICs
312
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Eric Temple Bell (1883-1960) was a Stanford University Ph.D. who taught at the University of Washington and Cal Tech. He wrote 14 books on mathematics in addition to poetry and 13 science-fiction novels.

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