9781402764004

The Loom of God Tapestries of Mathematics and Mysticism

  • ISBN 13:

    9781402764004

  • ISBN 10:

    1402764006

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/05/2009
  • Publisher: Sterling

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Summary

From the mysterious cult of Pythagoras to the awesome mechanics of Stonehenge to the "gargoyles" and fractals on today's computers, mathematics has always been a powerful, even divine force in the world. In a lively, intelligent synthesis of math, mysticism, and science fiction, Clifford Pickover explains the eternal magic of numbers. Taking a uniquely humorous approach, he appoints readers "Chief Historian" of an intergalactic museum and sends them, along with a quirky cast of characters, hurtling through the ages to explore how individuals used numbers for such purposes as predicting the end of the world, finding love, and winning wars.

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