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Men of Mathematics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Touchstone Books
Publication date October 15, 1986
Pages 590
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780671628185
ISBN-10 0671628186
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
Other format details sci/tech
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Summary
The achievements and lives of important world mathematicians prior to 1900 (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From one of the greatest minds in contemporary mathematics, Professor E.T. Bell, comes a witty, accessible, and fascinating look at the beautiful craft and enthralling history of mathematics.

Men of Mathematics provides a rich account of major mathematical milestones, from the geometry of the Greeks through Newton’s calculus, and on to the laws of probability, symbolic logic, and the fourth dimension. Bell breaks down this majestic history of ideas into a series of engrossing biographies of the great mathematicians who made progress possible—and who also led intriguing, complicated, and often surprisingly entertaining lives.

Never pedantic or dense, Bell writes with clarity and simplicity to distill great mathematical concepts into their most understandable forms for the curious everyday reader. Anyone with an interest in math may learn from these rich lessons, an advanced degree or extensive research is never necessary.

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Hardcover
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from Simon & Schuster (June 1, 1937)
9780671464004 | details & prices | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $12.95
About: The achievements and lives of important world mathematicians prior to 1900
Paperback
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Reissue edition from Touchstone Books (October 15, 1986)
9780671628185 | details & prices | 590 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.10 lbs | List price $20.00
About: The achievements and lives of important world mathematicians prior to 1900
Prebinding
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With Eric Temple Bell | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 16, 2008)
9781435280830 | details & prices | 590 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.28 lbs | List price $27.00
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