This volume describes, in words and with artworks, the basic principles of numbers - arithmetic, whole numbers, natural numbers and the concepts of zero and infinity.
It examines: how old numbers are and how they were developed; who invented algebra, geometry and calculus; how these ideas affect our daily lives; and the ways in which numbers have been used in art, music and other disciplines.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/02/1998
- Category: History of ideas
- ISBN: 9780500300800