The Resource The art of more : How mathematics created civilization., Michael Brooks, (electronic resource)

The art of more : How mathematics created civilization., Michael Brooks, (electronic resource)

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The art of more : How mathematics created civilization.
Title
The art of more
Title remainder
How mathematics created civilization.
Statement of responsibility
Michael Brooks
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Language
eng
Summary
An illuminating, millennia-spanning history of the impact mathematics has had on the world, and the fascinating people who have mastered its inherent power, from Babylonian tax officials to the Apollo astronauts to the eccentric professor who invented the infrastructure of the online world Counting is not innate to our nature, and without education humans can rarely count past three-beyond that, it's just "more." But once harnessed by our ancestors, the power of numbers allowed humanity to flourish in ways that continue to lead to discoveries and enrich our lives today. Ancient tax collectors used basic numeracy to fuel the growth of early civilization, navigators used clever geometrical tricks to engage in trade and connect people across vast distances, astronomers used logarithms to unlock the secrets of the heavens, and their descendants put them to use to land us on the moon. In every case, mathematics has proved to be a greatly underappreciated engine of human progress. In this captivating, sweeping history, Michael Brooks acts as our guide through the ages. He makes the case that mathematics was one of the foundational innovations that catapulted humanity from a nomadic existence to civilization, and that it has since then been instrumental in every great leap of humankind. Here are ancient Egyptian priests, Babylonian bureaucrats, medieval architects, dueling Swiss brothers, and renaissance painters. Their stories clearly demonstrate that the invention of mathematics was every bit as important to the human species as was the discovery of fire. From first page to last, The Art of More brings mathematics back into the heart of what it means to be human
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Brooks, Michael
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non fiction
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  • Mathematics
  • Science
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The art of more : How mathematics created civilization., Michael Brooks, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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ODN0006211233
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1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781524749002
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(electronic bk)
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computer
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rdamedia
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Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
786B409F-9172-4044-BFE9-605023A18D49
Label
The art of more : How mathematics created civilization., Michael Brooks, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0006211233
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781524749002
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
786B409F-9172-4044-BFE9-605023A18D49

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