The Number Devil (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
264
Utgivningsdatum
2008-09-01
Förlag
Granta Books
Översättare
Michael Henry Heim, Michael Henry Heim
Medarbetare
Berner, Rotraut Susanne (ill.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
Rotraut Susanne Berner
Illustrationer
colour illustrations
Dimensioner
217 x 137 x 19 mm
Vikt
410 g
ISBN
9781847080530
The Number Devil (häftad)

The Number Devil

A Mathematical Adventure

Häftad,  Engelska, 2008-09-01
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An international bestseller that does for maths what Horrible Histories did to bring humanities to life Twelve-year-old Robert hates maths: his teacher sets his class boring problems and won't let them use their calculators. Then in his dreams Robert meets the Number Devil, who brings the subject magically to life, illustrating with wit and charm a world in which numbers can amaze and fascinate. Suddenly maths is nothing like the dreary, difficult process that so many of us dread, but a world of wonder that all begins to make sense. The Number Devil knows how to make maths devilishly simple. With fun and helpful illustrations by Rotraut Susanne Berner, this is the perfect read for anyone fascinated by maths - or mystified by it. Learn all about: Negative numbers Prime numbers Square roots Triangular numbers Fibonacci numbers Infinite numbers Geometry Mathematical proofs 'This enterprising and imaginative book will play its part in rescuing children froma lifetime phobia of maths' Daily Mail 'Enzensberger has made Pythagoras the new Harry Potter... Explaining mathematical concepts in a clear and highly original way' Sunday Business Post
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Enzensberger has made Pythagoras the new Harry Potter ... explaining mathematical concepts in a clear and highly original way * Sunday Business Post * Hopefully, Mr Enzensberger's enterprising and imaginative book will play its part in rescuing some of Britain's children from a lifetime phobia of maths * Daily Mail * Children old enough to have encountered fractions and square roots will be fascinated by this book, as will their parents * Sunday Times * More attractive than a textbook, an adult and child could work through this together * Irish Times *

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Hans Magnus Enzensberger is one of Germany's greatest living writers. He lives in Munich.