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Because learning the language of mathematics can be daunting, many people abandon the attempt as soon as they leave school, missing out on the beauty and mystery of the Empress of the Sciences. Now, Joel Levy opens new doors into this amazing world. By taking a historical perspective, he explains how mathematical science advanced through the ages, introducing the most important concepts—from simple arithmetic, through algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus, up to chaos and infinity theory—in understandable, nontechnical language.
Joel Levy is a popular science writer who has written for publications as diverse as Marie Claire, Daily Express, Independent on Sunday, and the Fortean Times. He has published more than 15 books including A Bee in a Cathedral (A&C Black Publishers), The Bedside Book of Chemistry (Murdoch Books Pty), Newton's Notebook (The History Press), and Poison: A Social History (The History Press).