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- DescriptionOn October 23, 1852, Professor Augustus De Morgan wrote a letter to a colleague, unaware that he was launching one of the most famous mathematical conundrums in history - one that would confound thousands of puzzlers for more than a century. This book tells the amazing story of how the map problem was solved.
- Author BiographyRobin Wilson is emeritus professor of pure mathematics at the Open University and emeritus professor of geometry at Gresham College, London. He has written and edited many books on topics ranging from graph theory and combinatorics, via sudoku, philately, and the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, to the history of mathematics. He is currently president of the British Society for the History of Mathematics.
- Author(s)Robin Wilson
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication10/11/2013
- GenrePopular Science
- Series TitlePrinceton Science Library
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note87 color illus. 18 halftones. 60 line illus. 2 maps.
- Weight369 g
- Width152 mm
- Height235 mm
- Foreword byIan Stewart
- Edition StatementRevised Color edition with a New foreword by Ian Stewart
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