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Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics - Berlinski, David
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From the Renaissance onwards, mathematics has had a near-mystical status. If the pragmatic Romans, and Christian Europe, did not share the Greeks' fascination with numbers and geometrical shapes, the introduction of Arabic numerals, and the Greek mathematical discoveries kept alive by Arabic scholars, set off a new interest in mathematics which has been with us ever since. Berlinski focuses on the key moments in mathematical history - and the men behind them. Here are Pythagoras, intoxicated by the mystical significance of ...

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Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics 2008, Modern Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780812978711

Trade paperback

Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics 2007, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London

ISBN-13: 9780753821831

Paperback

Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics 2006, Orion, London

ISBN-13: 9780297848516

Hardcover

Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics 2005, Modern Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679642343

Hardcover