"Unraveling the secrets of numbers, from the discovery of zero to infinity."
In clear language, The Book of Numbers cuts through the mystery and fear
surrounding numbers to reveal their fascinating nature and roles in
architecture, quantum mechanics, computer technology, biology, commerce,
philosophy, art, music, religion and more. Indeed, numbers are part of every
discipline in the sciences and the arts.
With 350 illustrations, including diagrams, photographs and computer imagery,
the book chronicles the centuries-long search for the meaning of numbers by
famous and lesser-known mathematicians, and explains the puzzling aspects of the
mathematical world. Topics include: The earliest ideas of numbers and