Poetry Of The Universe: A Mathematical Exploration Of The Cosmos by Robert Osserman

Poetry Of The Universe: A Mathematical Exploration Of The Cosmos

byRobert Osserman

Paperback | January 15, 1996

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In the bestselling literary tradition of Lewis Thomas's Lives of a Cell and James Watson's The Double Helix, Poetry of the Universe is a delightful and compelling narrative charting the evolution of mathematical ideas that have helped to illuminate the nature of the observable universe. In a richly anecdotal fashion, the book explores the leaps of imagination and vision in mathematics that have helped pioneer our understanding of the world around us.

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Title:Poetry Of The Universe: A Mathematical Exploration Of The CosmosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.5 × 4.5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 15, 1996Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0385474296

ISBN - 13:9780385474290

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An exciting intellectual tour through the ages showing how mathematical concepts and imagination have helped to illuminate the nature of the observable universe, this book is a delightful narrative "math for poets". Osserman traces the mathematical breakthroughs over the centuries and explains their significance. 40 illustrations throughout