ISBN13:978-0471543978 ISBN10: 0471543977 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0471097631 ISBN10: 0471097632
Summary: Presupposes a knowledge of college level mathematics but is accessible to the average reader through its consistent treatment of mathematical structure with a strict adherence to historical perspective and detail. The material is arranged chronologically beginning with archaic origins and covers Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Chinese, Indian, Arabic and European contributions done to the nineteenth century and present day. There are revised references and bibliograph
ies and revised and expanded chapters on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Summary: Presupposes a knowledge of college level mathematics but is accessible to the average reader through its consistent treatment of mathematical structure with a strict adherence to historical perspective and detail. The material is arranged chronologically beginning with archaic origins and covers Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Chinese, Indian, Arabic and European contributions done to the nineteenth century and present day. There are revised references and bibliographies and revised and expanded chapters on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 91 Cover: Paperback Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published: 03/28/1991 International: No
"Boyer and Merzbach distill thousands of years of mathematics into this fascinating chronicle. From the Greeks to Godel, the mathematics is brilliant; the cast of characters is distinguished; the ebb and flow of ideas is everywhere evident. And, while tracing the development of European mathematics, the authors do not overlook the contributions of Chinese, Indian, and Arabic civilizations. Without doubt, this is--and will long remain--a classic one-volume history of mathematics and mathematicians who create it."
--William Dunham Author, Journey Through Genius, The Great Theorems of Mathematics
"When we read a book like A History of Mathematics, we get the picture of a mounting structure, ever taller and broader and more beautiful and magnificent--and with a foundation, moreover, that is as untainted and as functional now as it was when Thales worked out the first geometrical theorems nearly 26 centuries ago."
--From the Foreword by Isaac Asimov
"One of the most useful and comprehensive general introductions to the subject."
--J. W. Dauben The City University of New York
"Both readable and scholarly, this book can serve as a fine introduction to the topic and also a reference book."
New York 1991 Paperback VG- 715pp. Index. Wear wraps, light soiling, sticker back.
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PAPERBACK Very Good 0471543977 Not much wrong with this one. Minor shelf wear.
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New York 1991 Trade Paperback Second Edition Fine 6" X 9" 715 Pages Indexed. Very minor wear to cover corners and edges. Interior text pages are flawless. The authors distill thousands of years of m...show moreathematics into this fascinating chronicle. From the Greeks to Godel, the mathematics is brilliant; the cast of characters is distinguished; the ebb and flow of ideas is everywhere evident. And, while tracing the development of European mathematics, the authors do not overlook the contributions of Chinese, Indian, and Arabic civilizations. Without doubt, this is, and will long remain, classic one-volume history of mathematics and mathematicians who create it. Updated and expanded, it now offers broadened coverage of 20th century advances in probability and computers, and updated references to further reading. A feature that will be of interest ot every reader is an appendix containing an extensive chronological tale of mathematics and general historical developments. ...show less
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0471543977 In Great Condition Softcover ~ AC62 ~ Slightest shelf-wear, previous owner's stamp on copyright page ~ PRISTINE pictures and text, meticulously inspected, packed securely, with care and ext...show morera padding, and shipped ASAP, we have quick responsive customer service, and our feedback score speaks louder than this text, we also ship internationally, and your purchase is always satisfaction guaranteed, ...show less
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03/06/1991 Paperback Good **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!...show more *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** ...show less
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McDuffie Books GA Columbus, GA
OVERSIZE with 715 pages. Wraps scuffed. REVISED BY UTA C. MERZBACH. ((37))
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1991-03-06 Paperback Fine/Like New Text has no markings or bent pages. Cover is clean, binding tight.
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Books Revisited Chatham, NJ
Possible retired library copy, some have markings or writing. May or may not include accessories such as CD or access codes.
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Biblio Books Mississauga, ON
Mississauga, ON, Canada 1991 No Binding 2nd Edition Fine Book Edges are sharp and fine. No tears or creases. No stains, writing or reminder marks. Only very mild touch of edge rubbing. The binding i...show mores straight and tight. The book itself is very nice. Has a signature by previous owner on first front end page. ...show less
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Ad Infinitum Books NY Mount Vernon, NY
Inc., New York 1991 Softcover Second Edition. 715 pages. Softcover. Good condition. MATHEMATICS. (Key Words: Mathematics, Carl B. Boyer, Uta C. Merzbach).
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