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The Kingdom of Infinite Number: A Field Guide

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Just as bird guides help watchers tell birds apart by their color, songs, and behavior, The Kingdom of Infinite Number is the perfect handbook for identifying numbers in their native habitat. Taking a field guide-like approach, it offers a fresh way of looking at individual numbers and the properties that make them unique, which are also the properties essential for mental ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published September 15th 2001 by W. H. Freeman (first published January 10th 2000)
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Paul de Barros
Jun 24, 2008 Paul de Barros rated it did not like it
This book was not very good. It's set up to be a catalog of numbers, with interesting information about the various numbers. The problem is that most of the information is pretty dull. Some of the information is interesting, but only briefly mentioned, and those topics would be better encountered in a context that gave them fair treatment. Also, some of the points made in the book are actually incorrect.
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Feb 20, 2009 Jason Barnhart rated it liked it
It hurt my head but in a good way.
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BRYAN BUNCH got his B.A. in English (more writing than literature) and taught high-school English and wrote poetry for a year after graduation, then started work in New York publishing as a copyeditor. Shortly after it appeared that the U.S. might lose the space race to the Soviet Union, he returned to his early love of mathematics and began graduate studies, specializing in foundations and logic. ...more
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