In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history - the story of mathematics. By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny slowly unravels the tale of how humanity built up a knowledge and understanding of shapes, numbers and patterns from ancient times, a story that leads directl In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history - the story of mathematics. By...

Title | : | Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical |

Author | : | Johnny Ball |

Rating | : | |

Genres | : | Nonfiction |

ISBN | : | 1472939999 |

Edition Language | : | English |

Format Type | : | Hardcover |

Number of Pages | : | 480 pages pages |

### Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical Reviews

Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

Johnny Ball is a former television show host with no formal math training. He attempts to give the full history of math and science, starting with the ancient Egyptians. His focus is on pre-modern individuals; he doesn't follow concepts, he just gives the names of individuals and tells...

enjoyed the combination of history and math as a one-time math major. Someone with less math interest or study might not find it as interesting. But if you enjoy history and are somewhat curious about math and the role it played in our history, I recommend the read. I also appreciat...

Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

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A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

Johnny Ball is a former television show host with no formal math training. He attempts to give the full history of math and science, starting with the ancient Egyptians. His focus is on pre-modern individuals; he doesn't follow concepts, he just gives the names of individuals and tells...

enjoyed the combination of history and math as a one-time math major. Someone with less math interest or study might not find it as interesting. But if you enjoy history and are somewhat curious about math and the role it played in our history, I recommend the read. I also appreciat...

Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

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A brief history of mathematics and science ...

I have never read a book with more typos ...

A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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Johnny Ball is a former television show host with no formal math training. He attempts to give the full history of math and science, starting with the ancient Egyptians. His focus is on pre-modern individuals; he doesn't follow concepts, he just gives the names of individuals and tells...

enjoyed the combination of history and math as a one-time math major. Someone with less math interest or study might not find it as interesting. But if you enjoy history and are somewhat curious about math and the role it played in our history, I recommend the read. I also appreciat...

Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

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A brief history of mathematics and science ...

I have never read a book with more typos ...

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A brief history of mathematics and science ...

I have never read a book with more typos ...

A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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A brief history of mathematics and science ...

I have never read a book with more typos ...

A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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