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Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 1159 pages, blue boards. A very good, generally clean, neat hard cover with minor shelf wear, binding tight, paper white. In a very good, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price present.
Bestselling author and physicist Stephen Hawking explores the "masterpieces" of mathematics, 25 landmarks spanning 2,500 years and representing the work of 15 mathematicians, including Augustin Cauchy, Bernard Riemann, and Alan Turing. This extensive anthology allows readers to peer into the mind of genius by providing them with excerpts from the original mathematical proofs and results. It also helps them understand the progression of mathematical thought, and the very foundations of our present-day technologies. Each chapter begins with a biography of the featured mathematician, clearly explaining the significance of the result, followed by the full proof of the work, reproduced from the original publication.
Title: God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed History
Edition: First American edition
ISBN Number: 0762419229
Location Published: Running Press: 2005
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very good
Seller ID: 62761