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Imaginary Numbers: An Anthology of Marvelous Mathematical Stories, Diversions, Poems, and Musings
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Author Name    Frucht

Title   Imaginary Numbers: An Anthology of Marvelous Mathematical Stories, Diversions, Poems, and Musings

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Fair

Publisher    Wiley

ISBN Number    047139341X / 9780471393412

Seller ID   SKU1037571

047139341X Fair. Moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Light to moderate water damage resulting in ripple and discoloration to pages. Trade paperback binding. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

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"With this delightful anthology, Frucht throws a bridge across the chasm separating the 'Two Cultures' of science and literature."--Booklist
"A marvelous colledtion of diverse talents and writing."--San Diego Union-Tribune
A wildly inventive treasury of the most artful words ever written about numbers. Mathematics and writing may seem to exist in opposite realms, but as William Frucht reveals, the world of numbers has always held a special fascination for men and women of letters. Imaginary Numbers displays the fruits of this cross-fertilization by collecting the best creative writing about mathematical topics from the past hundred years. In this engaging anthology, we can explore the many ways writers have played with mathematical ideas. Delve into the fourth dimension and infinity, into fantasy and philosophy with such masters as Lewis Carroll, Edwin Abbott Abbott, Philip K. Dick, Martin Gardner, and Alan Lightman. Revel in renowned tales by Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges, cult classics such as Connie Willis's "The Schwartzschild Radius,"and lesser-known gems by such visionaries as William Gibson and A. K. Dewdney. For mathematical mavens and literary lions alike, Imaginary Numbers adds up to one fascinating read.

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