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The art of more : how mathematics created civilisation / Michael Brooks.

The art of more : how mathematics created civilisation / Michael Brooks.
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ISBN 9781925849875 (paperback)
Author Brooks, Michael, 1970- (author)
Title The art of more : how mathematics created civilisation / Michael Brooks.
Other title How mathematics created civilisation
Publisher &/or associated date/s Burnswick, Victoria : Scribe Publishers, ©2021.
©2021.
Description ix, 320 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Michael Brooks takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of civilisation, as he explains why maths is fundamental to our understanding of the world. 1, 2, 3 ... ? The human brain isn't wired for maths; beyond the number 3, it just sees 'more'. So why bother learning it at all? You might remember studying geometry, calculus, and algebra at school, but you probably didn't realise - or weren't taught - that these are the roots of art, architecture, government, and almost every other aspect of our civilisation. The mathematics of triangles enabled explorers to travel far across the seas and astronomers to map the heavens. Calculus won the Allies the Second World War and halted the HIV epidemic. And the mysterious Pi is one of the essential building blocks of the 21st century. From ancient Egyptian priests to the Apollo astronauts, and Babylonian tax collectors to the MIT professor who invented juggling robots, join Michael Brooks and his extraordinarily eccentric cast of characters in discovering how maths shaped the world.
Subjects Discoveries in science -- History
Mathematics
Mathematics -- History
Call number 2021.244
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