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Nature's Numbers

The Unreal Reality Of Mathematics

Trade Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780465072743

Price: $15.99 / $21.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: September 13th 1997

Genre: Nonfiction / Science


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“It appears to us that the universe is structured in a deeply mathematical way. Falling bodies fall with predictable accelerations. Eclipses can be accurately forecast centuries in advance. Nuclear power plants generate electricity according to well-known formulas. But those examples are the tip of the iceberg. In Nature’s Numbers, Ian Stewart presents many more, each charming in its own way.. Stewart admirably captures compelling and accessible mathematical ideas along with the pleasure of thinking of them. He writes with clarity and precision. Those who enjoy this sort of thing will love this book.”—Los Angeles Times

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