Explanations of mathematical techniques and principles are combined with the history of mathematics. Includes simple arithmetic, square root, logarithms, and even imaginary numbers.Explanations of mathematical techniques and principles are combined with the history of mathematics. Includes simple arithmetic, square root, logarithms, and even imaginary numbers.Read Less
Fine. No dust jacket. This is an extraordinary book. The only items making it fine and not new is the book plate and slight wear/fading to cover. 144 p. 4 x 7", 10 Chapters. illustrations throughout. Amazing condition for such a popular title.
Good. With diagrams by Robert Belmore. Ex-library. Condition notes: No dust jacket. Binding sound and firm, pages unmarked (except by librarian), but foxing or other speckling to foredges and top external page edges, some signs of staining to front paste down. Library markings; now-faded shelf mark taped to spine, library stamp to front free end paper, class mark and 'withdrawn' stamp to title page, at least two pages with library stamp to margin. Overall, probably little changed since discarded by library, and satisfactory reading copy.
Good Condition in Fair jacket. 200 pages. Ex-library with typical marks, shelf wear; yellowing; good book. The jacket is heavily creased and discolored; some tears; taped to covers. Contents includes Digits and Digits; Nothing and Less Than Nothing; By Passing Addition; Broken Numbers; Breakage by Tens; The Shape of Numbers; Digging for Roots; The Very Large and Very Small; From Number Line to Number Area; Endlessness. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Mathematics; Inventory No: 114906.
Very good. First Edition. Droplet mark stain on front cover. Sunning to back cover. DJ front and back flaps laid in. No markings in book. Binding is tight. Lightly read. From the DJ flap: Asimov is a master of lucid and informal explanation, and though his approach is often unconventional, he leaves the reader with a solid grasp of the meaning and uses of numbers.
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