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Fibonacci’s Rabbits: And 49 Other Discoveries That Revolutionised Mathematics

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A lucid exploration of the story of mathematics through the examination of 50 of its greatest discoveries, Fibonacci’s Rabbits is fully illustrated throughout, featuring clear explanations of the context, procedures, results and implications of each discovery.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 7th 2019 by Modern Books
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I'm not a great fan of '50 things' type books, though they seem eternally popular, but as was the case with Adam Hart-Davis's psychology title in the same series (Pavlov's Dog), I was pleasantly surprised, in part because the topic was well-suited to the format, and in part because the Hart-Davis has three pages of text to play with rather than just an illustrated spread.

After giving us some foundational and historical aspects of mathematics, from the origins of base 10 and base 60 to pi and
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