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Stamping Through Mathematics

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Stamping Through Mathematics

Robin J. Wilson, «Stamping Through Mathematics»
Springer | ISBN 0387989498 | 1 edition (June 15, 2001) | PDF | 23.4 Mb | 136 Pages


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Stamping Through Mathematics


"If you are interested in the beauty of mathematics, you must go out and buy Robin Wilson's absolutely stunning book of mathematical stamps, a book which traces the history of mathematics through images on the postage of countries around the globe." - Victor Katz, MAA Online Postage stamps are an attractive vehicle for presenting mathematics and its development. For many years the author has presented illustrated lectures entitled Stamping through Mathematics to school and college groups and to mathematical clubs and societies, and has written a regular Stamps Corner for The Mathematical Intelligencer. The book contains almost four-hundred postage stamps relating to mathematics, ranging from the earliest forms of counting to the modern computer age. The stamps appear enlarged and in full color with full historical commentary, and are listed at the end of the book.

Book Info
A text featuring nearly 400 postage stamps depicting various concepts in mathematics, from all disciplines and points in history. Many influential figures in mathematics are featured, including Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and Einstein. All of stamps appear in full color, and are explained in detail. DLC: Mathematics–History

From the Publisher
In full, rich color, a beautiful collect of more than 350 stamps, each of which is illustrated with mathematical figures, people, and content. A perfect gift book for anyone interested in stamps, or the surprising use of mathematics in the real world. The author is widely known for his column on stamps in the magazine, The Mathematical Intelligencer