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Foundations: An Illustrated Guide to Mathematics

From Creating the Pyramids to Exploring Infinity. Includes Giant Timeline Wallchart

Anne Rooney

9781839406584
208 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Overview

In order to understand the universe you must know the language in which it is written. And that language is mathematics - Galileo (1564-1642)

For hundreds of thousands of years, we have sought order in the apparent chaos of the universe. Mathematics has been our most valuable tool in that search, uncovering the patterns and rules that govern our world and beyond. This illustrated guide traces humankind's greatest achievements in mathematics, plotting a journey from innumerate cave-dwellers, through the towering intellects of the last 4,000 years, to where we stand today.

Including a giant timeline wallchart, Foundations is a brilliant hardback reference book which charts the development of this intriguing and expansive discipline.

Author Bio
Anne Rooney gained a degree and a PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge. After teaching at Cambridge and York universities, she became a freelance writer. She has written many books on the history and philosophy of science and other aspects of science and technology. She has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge.