The number devil: a mathematical adventure

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Henry Holt,
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1st American ed.
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The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration. In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without . As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into mathematical theory, where ideas eventually take flight, until everyone-from those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their heads-winds up marvelingat what numbers can do. Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a true polymath, the kind of superb intellectual who loves thinking and marshals all of his charm and wit to share his passions with the world. In The Number Devil, he brings together the surreal logic of Alice in Wonderland and the existential geometry of Flatland with the kind of math everyone would love, if only they had a number devil to teach it to them.
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subject_facet Dreams -- Juvenile fiction, Mathematics -- Juvenile fiction, Numbers, Natural -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The number devil : a mathematical adventure
title_full The number devil : a mathematical adventure / Hans Magnus Enzensberger ; illustrated by Rotraut Susanne Berner
title_short The number devil :
title_sub a mathematical adventure
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