The Math Book

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Published by DK

RRP: $27.99

About The Math Book

Learn about the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and movements in The Math Book.

Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Math in this overview guide to the subject, brilliant for novices looking to find out more and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Math Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in. 

This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Math, with:

- More than 85 ideas and events key to the development of mathematics
- Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts
- A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout
- Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding

The Math Book is a captivating introduction to the world’s most famous theorems, mathematicians and movements, aimed at adults with an interest in the subject and students wanting to gain more of an overview. Charting the development of math around the world from Babylon to Bletchley Park, this book explains how math help us understand everything from patterns in nature to artificial intelligence.

Your Math Questions, Simply Explained

What is an imaginary number? Can two parallel lines ever meet? How can math help us predict the future? This engaging overview explores answers to big questions like these and how they contribute to our understanding of math. If you thought it was difficult to learn about topics like algebra and statistics, The Math Book presents key information in an easy to follow layout. Learn about the history of math, from ancient ideas such as magic squares and the abacus to modern cryptography, fractals, and the final proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem.

The Big Ideas Series

With millions of copies sold worldwide, The Math Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics easy to understand.