The Book of Numbers

J.H.Conway and R.K.Guy

Journey trough the world of numbers with two of the field's most entertaining experts as your guides.

The Book of Numbers invites you to

  1. fraternize with famous families of numbers
  2. appreciate the primacy of primes
  3. fathom the fractions
  4. imagine imaginary numbers, and
  5. investigate the infinite ones.

This is a book unlike any other. Ranging from a fascinating survey of number names, words and symbols to an explanation of the new phenomenon of surreal numbers ("an extremely large yet infinitely small subclass of the most recent development of number theory"), The Book of numbers is a fun and fascinating tour of numerical topics and concepts. It will have you contemplating ideas you never thought were understandable - or even possible.

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