Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical

Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical

In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history - the story of mathematics. By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny slowly unravels the tale of how humanity built up a knowledge and understanding of shapes, numbers and patterns from ancient times, a story that leads directl In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history - the story of mathematics. By...

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Title:Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical
Author:Johnny Ball
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1472939999
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:480 pages pages

Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical Reviews

  • Jrobertus
    May 07, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

  • Jim
    Jan 22, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

  • Bookgator
    Nov 28, 2017

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Michael
    Apr 04, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

  • Brian Clegg
    Mar 02, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

  • Rick
    Mar 03, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Hugh
    Apr 29, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Jerrid Kruse
    Feb 25, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Jan 26, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

  • Lee Nover
    May 20, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Tony
    Apr 28, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Barbara
    Jul 16, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Charlene
    Oct 03, 2017

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • John
    Apr 17, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

  • Rachelmusician
    Feb 23, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Lee
    May 06, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Dogsandbooks
    Jan 17, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

  • Michele
    Apr 22, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Ian Lambert
    Feb 22, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

  • Pete
    Feb 14, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Anil Kumar
    Nov 30, 2017

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Tracey Dillon
    Nov 28, 2017

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Lisa Cannell
    Dec 04, 2017

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • عبدالجواد
    Nov 29, 2017

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Holly
    Feb 07, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

  • Sue
    Jun 09, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Toby Bond
    Dec 27, 2017

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Zkrad
    Jan 10, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • Paulina
    Feb 23, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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  • ฉันเอง ที่รักเธอ
    Feb 25, 2018

    Covers mathematics and some major mathematicians from ancient times to about the time of Newton. Fairly interesting and the math is accessible to someone at a high school level. ...

    For many people, Johnny Ball's TV programmes were the first indication that mathematics does not have to be frightening or hard work, but could actually be fun. In the introduction to Wonders Beyond Numbers, Ball mentions being particularly inspired by Martin Gardner's books of mathema...

    Ball is a self-taught mathematician who has written scripts for a number of BBC programs. This book is a total hoot, if you are a nerd like I am. Ball gives a breezy but informative tour through some fascinating stories about mathematicians, their lives and times, and their discoveries...

    Lays out the major people and breakthroughs in math in chronology. Useful for time line and some appealing personal stories. Like most encyclopedias it's just the intro. Have to go elsewhere for depth or explanation. Some good charts. But very good for putting developments in chronolog...

    A bit too focused on individuals to provide context or depth I was hoping for, but the book is a very complete introduction to the people and ideas of mathematics. The book could easily be considered a short history of science as well. ...

    I have never read a book with more typos ...

    A must read for anyone remotely interested in mathematics or science. It goes a long way back detailing the history and evolution of the science. ...

    A well-written and entertaining history of Math nad Mathmaticians from earliest tiems to today. ...

    Great time line and some interesting insights. Mostly enjoyable but some of the summaries are a bit unusual and the descriptions of mathematical diagrams a bit perplexing. ...

    This book was actually quite interesting, if you enjoy mathematics and history, because you get a lot of it, if you read this book. Johnny Ball?s writing style was great and he filled the rest in with facts, puzzles, and pictures to help the reader to get involved, unlike a text book...

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