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Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order—a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy.
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Lancelot Hogben was born in Southsea, Hampshire, England, in 1895 and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, where he obtained his M.S. degree. he received his D.Sc. degree from London Unversity and an honorary LL.D. from Birmingham Univesity. His other popular books include Science for the Citizen and (with Frederick Bodmer) The Loom of Language.Review:
A great book, a book of first-class importance. — H. G. Wells
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Book Description W.W. Norton 1983-07-01, 1983. Paperback. Condition: New. 100% Money Back Guarantee.The pages of this book are clean and unmarked. There may be some shelf wear. Seller Inventory # 116334
Book Description W.W. Norton, 1983. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0393300358
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