Poetry of the Universe by Robert Osserman

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In the bestselling literary tradition of Lewis Thomas's Lives of a Cell and James Watson's The Double Helix, Poetry of the Universe is a delightful and compelling narrative charting the evolution of mathematical ideas that have helped to illuminate the nature of the observable universe. In a richly anecdotal fashion, the book explores teh leaps of imagination and vision in mathematics that have helped pioneer our understanding of the world around us.

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Published April 27, 2011 by Anchor. 210 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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 Osserman addresses all those humanities lovers who, in high school or college, screwed up their brows in consternation when confronted by a differential equation and said, ``Why do I need to know that?'' Evangelizing on behalf of mathematics, Osserman (Mathematics/Stanford; Deputy Director of t...

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