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The World of Mathematics Volume 1 (Edited by James Newman)

The World of Mathematics Volume 1 (Edited by James Newman)
The World of Mathematics Volume 1 (Edited by James Newman)
SKU: 219100002
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Parts I-IV. General Survey. Historical and Biographical. Arithmetic, Numbers and the Art of Counting. Mathematics of Space and Motion.
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Price: P400.00
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Format: Trade Paperback

Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf wear, previous owner name stamp on first page

Size: 5.25"x8.0"

Pages: 768pp, 2000 edition

Others: All defects if any are formulated into pricing. May or may not have previous store stickers. Items were inspected but may still missed writings/inscriptions.


The World of Mathematics, a monumental four-volume reference 15 years in the making, was specially designed to make mathematics more accessible to the layman. It comprises nontechnical essays on every aspect of the subject, including articles by and about scores of eminent mathematicians, as well as literary figures, economists, biologists, and many other thinkers.

This unique compendium includes the work of Archimedes, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Gregor Mendel, Edmund Halley, Jonathan Swift, John Maynard Keynes, Henri Poincare, Lewis Carroll, George Boole,, Bertrand Russell, Alfred North Whitehead, John von Neumann, and many others. In addition, an informative commentary by noted mathematics scholar James R. Newman precedes each essay or group of essays, explaining their relevance and context in the history and development of mathematics.

Volume 1 (Parts I-IV) includes a general survey of the nature of mathematics; historical and biographical information on prominent mathematicians throughout history; material on arithmetic, numbers, and the art of counting; and the mathematics of space and motion. Individual essays include "Gauss, the Prince of Mathematicians," by Eric Temple Bell; "Calculating Prodigies," by W.W. Rouse Ball; "The Seven Bridges of Konigsburg," by Leonhard Euler; and more than 30 others.

Unabridged republication of Vol. 1 of the 4-volume edition published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1956. Index. Numerous text figures. 768pp.