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  • ISBN: 9780743294065
  • ISBN: 0743294068
  • Physical Description: x, 308 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade paperback ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2010], c2009

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-291) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: A mystery -- Mystics : the numerologist and the philsopher -- Magicians : the master and the heretic -- Magicians : the skeptic and the giant -- Statisticians and probabilists : the science of uncertainty -- Geometers : future shock -- Logicians : thinking about reasoning -- Unreasonable effectiveness? -- On the human mind, mathematics, and the universe.
Summary, etc.: This fascinating exploration of the great discoveries of history's most important mathematicians seeks an answer to the eternal question: Does mathematics hold the key to understanding the mysteries of the physical world?
Subject: Discoveries in science
Mathematicians Psychology
Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
Mathematics Philosophy
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