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Mathematical Mystery Tour

Discovering the Truth and Beauty of the Cosmos

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A Mathematical Mystery Tour: Discovering the Truth and Beauty of the Cosmos by A.K. Dewdney
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Praise for A. K. Dewdney Yes, We Have No Neutrons "We need more books like this-especially if they're this much fun to read." -Wired "Dewdney manages to make this catalog of error entertaining as well as instructive; good medicine for both skeptics and true believers." -Kirkus Reviews "Written with wit and a touch of pathos-and sure to please science lovers." -Publishers Weekly 200 per cent of Nothing "It is impossible to read this timely, important book without enjoyment and eye-opening enlightenment." -Martin Gardner "An entertaining, stinging expose." -Publishers Weekly

Table of Contents

Preface. Point of Departure. THE HOLOS. Death of a Dream. The Birth of a Theorem. THE SUPERIOR WORLD. Al Jabr. The Spheres. THE VANISHING ACT. The Message. The Ultimate Reality. THE ENGINES OF THOUGHT. Horping Zooks. Mind Machines. Epilogue: Cosmos and Holos. Index.

Author Biography

A. K. Dewdney, Ph.D., is the author of several critically acclaimed math and science books, including The Armchair Universe and The Planiverse: Computer Contact with a Two--Dimensional World.
Release date NZ
May 25th, 2001
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Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
illustrations
Imprint
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Pages
224
Dimensions
141x216x15
ISBN-13
9780471407348
Product ID
3081864

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