The Math Book
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The Math Book (Sterling Publishing, 2009. ISBN 9781402757969) is a book by American author Clifford A. Pickover.
Summary
The book contains 250 onepage articles on milestones in the history of math. Each article is followed by a related fullpage color image.
Criticism
Pickover states, “The Latin translation [of AlKhuwarizmi's Algebra] introduced the decimal positional number system to Europe” (84). Later, Pickover writes that Fibonacci's Liber Abaci "introduced the HinduArabic numerals and decimal system to Western Europe" (100).
Reception
The book has consistently received good reviews.^{[1]}^{[2]}
The book has been praised by Martin Gardner.^{[3]}
The book is the winner of the Von Neumann Prize.^{[4]}
The book has been praised by Boing Boing.^{[5]}
References
External links
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 GoodReads
 meatorama.com
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