The Man of Numbers

The Man of Numbers

Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
3
Rate this:
The untold story of Leonardo of Pisa, the medieval mathematician who introduced Arabic numbers to the West and helped launch the modern era.
Publisher: New York : Walker & Company, 2012, c2011
Edition: Pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780802779083
0802779085
Branch Call Number: 512.72092 FIB NVD
Characteristics: viii, 183 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

1
1aa
Mar 25, 2015

The clear discussions of the historiographical matters made the situating the man and his work in its historical context enjoyable to read.

t
tsobocki
Dec 11, 2013

I thought this book was really interesting and motivating, it gives a good example that everything takes time and hard work; but in the end you can relax and be proud of what you completed.

"The job is done, I think; For Christ's sake give me a drink" (pg. 124)

e
Eleusis
Oct 21, 2012

Serious book about how modern arithmetic started during the middle ages in western civilization, leading up to a financial and scientific revolution.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at NVDPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top