The Pleasures of Counting (Paperback)

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In this engaging and readable book, Dr. K rner describes a variety of lively topics that continue to intrigue professional mathematicians. The topics range from the design of anchors and the Battle of the Atlantic to the outbreak of cholera in Victorian Soho. The author uses relatively simple terms and ideas, yet explains difficulties and avoids condescension. If you are a mathematician who wants to explain to others how you spend your working days, then seek inspiration here. This book will appeal to everyone interested in the uses of mathematics.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780521568234
ISBN-10: 0521568234
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: May 12th, 1996
Pages: 546
Language: English