The Great Mathematicians: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Universe

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In this book, you'll learn why Florence Nightingale introduced pie charts, how Lewis Carroll regarded Pythagoras's theorem, and why some infinities are larger than others. In addition to such well-known figures as Archimedes and Isaac Newton, you'll also meet the mathematician who knew eight languages by the time he was 11, the one who was sent to jail for gambling, the ones who wrote a book on why 1 + 1 = 2, the one who spent his entire life traveling the world, and the one who published a lot but never existed.

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Robin Wilson is emeritus professor of pure mathematics at the Open University, and emeritus professor of geometry at Gresham College, London (the oldest mathematical chair in England). He has written and edited about forty books on topics ranging from graph theory and the history of mathematics to Sudoku, music, and philately. Raymond Flood is vice principal of Kellogg College, Oxford, and former president of the British Society for the History of Mathematics.

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