Clifford A. Pickover received his PhD from Yale in Biophysics and Biochemistry, and has written more than 40 books and over 200 articles. For many years he was the lead columnist for Discover magazine’s “Brain-Boggler,” and is known for his calendar and card sets, Mind-Bending Visual Puzzles. Currently, he writes the “Brain Strain” column for Odyssey, is associate editor for the scientific journal Computers and Graphics, and serves on the editorial board for Odyssey, Leonardo, and YLEM. His computer graphics have appeared on the covers of numerous magazines, and his research has received considerable attention from such media outlets as CNN, the Discovery Channel, The New York Times, and WIRED.
This book is a great summary of all the wonderful mathematical concepts throughout history.
And in that, I highly recommend this book to anyone who has any interest in mathematics, or needs a reason to find it interesting.
It's a book that belongs on every Math teacher's desk as well as on the coffee tables of just about everyone else.
This is a coffee table book of blurbs about 250 well known and relatively comprehensible milestones in mathematics, accompanied by illustrations on facing pages and cross-indexed... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Charles Heckel
I loved it. One page of text and one photo page for each item. Interesting, leaves you wanting more info on certain topics.Published 14 days ago by sdgolf
Not everyone likes math, but if you do, you will enjoy this book. And, if you care to join your nerdy friends who discuss the world of mathematics, you can find some handy facts to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Margie Read
My math God brother loved this. He has a master's in statistics. As a computer guy that is a lesser math fan, I thought it was pretty cool, too.Published 1 month ago by Steve Frye
Dear Potential Reader of the math book,
I enjoyed this book. However my understanding of curves, surfaces and solids is not profound so many of the short articles although... Read more
Great book to have along. The illustrations (which are 50% of the book) are truly amazing! It is very well narrated.Published 2 months ago by Adam Rosenberg
A highly entertaining book on a topic most people would consider boring.
However I have never thought that zero had to be created, plus a whole lot of other creations... Read more