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Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Walker & Co
Publication date November 1, 1997
Pages 315
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802713315
ISBN-10 0802713319
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 7.75 in.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $23.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Scheduled to be published across the globe, the story of Fermat's Last Theorem, devised by the seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat, recounts the struggles of three and a half centuries of scientists to devise a proof for it. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Written by an award-winning filmmaker, Fermat's Enigma tells the story of the epic quest to solve the greatest mathematical problem of all time: Fermat's Last Theorem--a problem that looked simple, yet would baffle the finest mathematical minds for more than three and a half centuries. 30 illustrations.

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Hardcover
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from Walker & Co (November 1, 1997)
9780802713315 | details & prices | 315 pages | 5.75 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $23.00
About: The story of Fermat's Last Theorem, devised by the seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat, recounts the struggles of three and a half centuries of scientists to devise a proof for it
Paperback
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from Anchor Books (October 1, 1998)
9780385493628 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.00 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.95
About: A national best-seller traces the quest of scientists around the world to solve the theorem devised by seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat, a story of extraordinary human emotion, ambition, and desperation.
Prebinding
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781442006898 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $23.95
About: Written by an award-winning filmmaker, Fermat's Enigma tells the story of the epic quest to solve the greatest mathematical problem of all time: Fermat's Last Theorem--a problem that looked simple, yet would baffle the finest mathematical minds for more than three and a half centuries.

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