1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics

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9780199590025: 1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics

David Acheson's extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone. From very simple beginnings he takes us on a thrilling journey to some deep mathematical ideas. On the way, via Kepler and Newton, he explains what calculus really means, gives a brief history of pi, and even takes us to chaos theory and imaginary numbers. Every short chapter is carefully crafted to ensure that no one will get lost on the journey. Packed with puzzles and illustrated by world famous cartoonists, this is one of the most readable and imaginative books on mathematics ever written.

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About the Author:


Professor David Acheson is Emeritus Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. As well as 1089 and All That, his other previously published titles include Elementary Fluid Dynamics (OUP, 1990) and From Calculus to Chaos: An Introduction to Dynamics (OUP, 1997).

Review:

Review from previous edition: "One of the happier effects of the explosion in popular science books is that every so often an author presents scientific ideas in a new way...Starting from such minimalist material, David Acheson works his way up to chaos and catastrophe. Not a page passes
without at least one intriguing insight...This is a clever book, and anything but trivial...all mathmaticians should buy at least a dozen copies to hand out to people they meet at parties. My enthusiasm for it knows no bounds."

--Ian Stewart, New Scientist

"[Acheson] takes the reader on a scenic tour of mathematics."

--Times Higher Education Supplement

"... attractively produced ... The author has an easy, light style which should appeal to most readers."

--The Mathematical Gazette 15/09/2004

"There are more fascinating things in the book that cannot be described here. So, here is the message to all potential readers of this type of mathematical writing: even though you have doubtless read everything by Keith Devlin, Simon Singh, Martin Gardner, Raymond Smullyan, Lewis Carroll and
you-name-it, this wonderful work is yet another 'must' for your bookshelf!"

--EMS 25/08/2004

"...pages filled with a contagious enthusiasm... It has been produced with great care: at more than one point, one notices how artfully figures were placed. For example, at least twice a surprising conclusion appears just as we turn the page... This book packs a lifetime of wisdom and delight
into sixteen brief chapters."

--MAA Online

"I was surprised to see how much substantial mathematics David Acheson has squeezed into this well-crafted litte book... Even mathematicians will find fresh perspectives on old themes in this playful and inventive book."

--John Mighton, The Mathematical Intelligence

"... this wonderful work is yet another 'must' for your bookshelf!... Well-known topics are not missing in the book, [readers] will always find something new and interesting in this book... each reader, whether mathematician or keen layman, will be delighted."

--European Mathematical Society Newsletter

"... parts of this book are extremely funny... [It is] an ideal stocking filler... an ideal present for friends and relatives who are not mathematicians, but have enough curiosity to spend a gentle afternoon trying to find out what mathematics is about... Buy this book."

--London Mathematical Society Newsletter

"This is an excellent and entertaining little book... Every teenage mathematician and every school library should have a copy... a most entertaining read."

--Symmetry Plus

"It's an adorable, lovable, inspiring little masterpiece!"

--MAA Online

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