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Fibonacci's Rabbits And 49 Other Breakthroughs that Revolutionised Mathematics

Written by Adam Hart-Davis

Part of the Great Experiments Series

Fibonacci's Rabbits And 49 Other Breakthroughs that Revolutionised Mathematics Synopsis

The word mathematics comes from the Greek word mathema, meaning knowledge or learning. And indeed, mathematics is at the heart of almost all processes and patterns that occur in the modern world, yet many still find the discipline hard to fathom. Fibonacci's Rabbits solves this problem in bite-sized hops, describing the 50 most critical discoveries and revolutionary moments in the history of mathematics from Ancient Greece to the present day.

Fibonacci's Rabbits And 49 Other Breakthroughs that Revolutionised Mathematics Press Reviews

' a readable and enjoyable exploration for the key aspects of mathematics, plus some of the fun bits. ' - Popular Science Blog ' [Fibonacci's Rabbits] is perfectly sized, beautifully written and lovingly illustrated - it's simply a joy to read. Buy it, absorb it, hold onto it...then gift it to a young one. Who knows what it'll spark? ' - Bookmunch

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912827039
Publication date: 14th November 2019
Author: Adam Hart-Davis
Publisher: Modern Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages

About Adam Hart-Davis

Originally trained as a chemist at the universities of Oxford, York, and Alberta, Adam Hart-Davis is a freelan ce writer and broadcaster - former presenter on television of Local Heroes, Tomorrow's World, What the Romans (and others) Did for Us, How London was Built, The Cosmos -a beginner's guide, and many others. He has collected various awards for both television and radio, as well as four medals and 14 honorary doctorates. He has edited several books, and written about 30, including Stringlopedia, Science - the definitive visual guide, The Book of Time, Engineers, and The Science Book. He has written numerous newspaper ...

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