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The Resource Alex through the looking-glass : how numbers reflect life and life reflects numbers, Alex Bellos ; illustrations by the Surreal McCoy

Alex through the looking-glass : how numbers reflect life and life reflects numbers, Alex Bellos ; illustrations by the Surreal McCoy

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Alex through the looking-glass : how numbers reflect life and life reflects numbers
Title
Alex through the looking-glass
Title remainder
how numbers reflect life and life reflects numbers
Statement of responsibility
Alex Bellos ; illustrations by the Surreal McCoy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From triangles, rotations and power laws, to fractals, cones and curves, bestselling author Alex Bellos takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit, engaging stories and limitless enthusiasm. As he narrates a series of eye-opening encounters with lively personalities all over the world, Alex demonstrates how numbers have come to be our friends, are fascinating and extremely accessible, and how they have changed our world. He turns even the dreaded calculus into an easy-to-grasp mathematical exposition, and sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to reveal the world's favourite number
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StDuBDS
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1969-
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Bellos, Alex
Dewey number
  • 510
  • 510
  • 510
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Surreal McCoy
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  • Mathematics
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
Alex through the looking-glass : how numbers reflect life and life reflects numbers, Alex Bellos ; illustrations by the Surreal McCoy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781408817773
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 337 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408817773
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Alex through the looking-glass : how numbers reflect life and life reflects numbers, Alex Bellos ; illustrations by the Surreal McCoy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781408817773
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 337 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408817773
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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