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A Quick History of Maths: From Counting Cavemen to Big Data
 

A Quick History of Maths: From Counting Cavemen to Big Data (Paperback)

By Gifford, Clive
Illustrated by Young, Michael

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  • Pub Date
    15 Apr 20

Maths + history + jokes - boring bits = A Quick History of Maths. This book begins around 43,000 years ago with a notched baboon leg, the Lebombo bone (the very first mathematical object in the world) and rushes us past Hindu numerals and the invention of zero, via Pythagoras, Pa...scal and probability, right up to the present day, with big data and the maths that rules our digital lives. Geometri-cool! You will discover: How to count on your fingers (there are more ways than you might think!) Why we have 60 seconds in a minute (hint: it's to do with the ancient Babylonians) How to count like an Egyptian (using hieroglyphs) Why it's hip to be square using square numbers A Pythagorean party trick The naked truth of Archimedes' bath time mathematics How to do matha-magic with magic squares ...and much more. In chronological order from pre-history to present day, this is the story of maths itself. It's 43,000 years of human mathematical endeavor squeezed into one book for your reading pleasure. Illustrated with funny cartoons and packed with fascinating facts, you'll be laughing and learning how to be a better mathematician.
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ISBN 9780711249011
Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9780711249011
Stock Release date is 15 April 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Wide Eyed Editions
Released 15 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gifford, Clive
Illustrated by Young, Michael
Category History
Mathematics
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 171mm
Height: 224mm
Dewey Code 510.9
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Mathematics - Juvenile literature - History, Mathematics - Juvenile humor
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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