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Winner of the 2015 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science

"The book is crafted with great enthusiasm, resulting in a delightful reading experience encompassing countless results and areas of classical and current research."
—MAA Reviews

"Stewart receives an A for telling us how vast, wonderful and useful are all the members of the world of numbers."—Kirkus

Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers

By (author) Ian Stewart

At its heart, mathematics is about numbers, our fundamental tools for understanding the world. In Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers, Ian Stewart offers a delightful introduction to the numbers that surround us, from the common (Pi and 2) to the uncommon but no less consequential (1.059463 and 43,252,003,274,489,856,000). Along the way, Stewart takes us through prime numbers, cubic equations, the concept of zero, the possible positions on the Rubik's Cube, the role of numbers in human history, and beyond! An unfailingly genial guide, Stewart brings his characteristic wit and erudition to bear on these incredible numbers, offering an engaging primer on the principles and power of math.
Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. He has written over seventy books, many of which are popular accounts of science and mathematics. His writing has appeared in New Scientist, Discover,Scientific American, and many newspapers in the United States and the United Kingdom. He lives in Coventry, England.

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