The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics by Clifford A. Pickover (Hardcover, 2009)

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Math? infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this follow-up to the best-selling The Science Book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient ?nt odometers?and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions it covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous delights readers will learn about as they dip into this inviting anthology: cicada-generated prime numbers magic squares from centuries ago the discovery of pi and calculus and the butterfly effect. Each topic gets a lavishly illustrated spread with stunning color art along with formulas and concepts fascinating facts about scientists?lives and real-world applications of the theorems.
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