Clifford A Pickover

This sequel to the bestselling The Science Book reveals the limitless mysteries and beauty of mathematics. It covers 250 key moments in the history of mathematics, starting millions of years ago with primitive “ant odometers” and continuing through time until our search for new dimensions now. Among the many surprises, readers will discover as they delve into this enticing book are the discovery of pi and calculus, the butterfly effect, and prime numbers generated by cicada. Each subject is extensively illustrated with gorgeous color imagery, formulas and concepts, fascinating details about the lives of the scientists, and practical applications of the theorems.