Science Museum Mathematics: How it Shaped Our World

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Discover how maths is at the heart of our lives in this beautifully-illustrated paperback Mathematics: How it Shaped Our World book, created to accompany our landmark new Mathematics: The Winton Gallery at the Science Museum, London. Throughout society, politics and culture, we see the work of mathematical practitioners everywhere we look. Our mathematics book includes lively accounts of the mathematical work underpinning some of our most fundamental human concerns, from life and death to war and peace, money, trade, beauty and our attempts to control nature’s most elemental forces. It also contains an absorbing series of newly commissioned essays by world-leading experts in the history and modern practice of mathematics.

Written by David Rooney, curator in the Technologies and Engineering Group at the Science Museum and lead curator of the new gallery, Mathematics: How It Shaped Our World uses the world-class collections of the Science Museum to offer a vivid vision of 400 years of human mathematical ingenuity. 

  • Paperback book
  • 200 black and white/colour images
  • 208 pages
  • Measures 28cm x 24cm x 1.6cm
  • ISBN 9781785510496

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  • Product Code: 403818
  • Product Dimensions:

    28cm x 25cm x 1.6cm

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Faintly disappointing

"Beautifully produced book, but i was a bit disappointed by the content (as indeed I was by the new maths section at the science museum). I had not realised that this was very much the “Book of the Exhibition”, if I had, I wouldn’t have bought it."

Posted by Andrew Fawcetttt  /  2nd November 2018

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