So today let’s take a look at a book called “The Math Book: From Pythagoras to 57th dimension” by Clifford A. Pickover. It’s a a great book which tells the story of mathematics by discussing the greatest discoveries of mathematics throughout the history. So let’s take a closer look.
- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Sterling; Reprint edition (February 7, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402788290
- ISBN-13: 978-1402788291
- Average Amazon Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars (40 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
About the Author
Clifford A. Pickover received his Ph.D. from Yale University in Biophysics and Biochemistry and is the author of over 30 books on a variety of subjects including computers and creativity, art, mathematics, black holes, religion, human behaviour, time travel, alien life, and science fiction.
Also Pickover is a prolific inventor with dozens of patents and an associate associate editor for several journals.
About the Book
The book covers 250 milestones of the history of mathematics. Starting with the ancient knowledge of the Pythagoreans ending with the search of extra spatial dimension, this book basically covers all of the history of mathematics. Each topic is illustrated with helpful and colourful diagrams and includes amazing facts from the history of maths, which you probably haven’t heard of. The book is written in a simple yet effective format – every milestone is basically covered in one page, whereas the next page usually contains illustrations.