Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers (Paperback)

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"It makes alive the contents of the elements of mathematics."—Albert Einstein


Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order—a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy.

About the Author


Lancelot Hogben was born in Southsea, Hampshire, England, in 1895 and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, where he obtained his M.S. degree. he received his D.Sc. degree from London Unversity and an honorary LL.D. from Birmingham Univesity. His other popular books include Science for the Citizen and (with Frederick Bodmer) The Loom of Language.

Praise For…


A great book, a book of first-class importance.
— H. G. Wells
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393310719
ISBN-10: 039331071X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: September 17th, 1993
Pages: 656
Language: English