Mathematics : How it Shaped Our World - the exhibition catalogue from Science Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Mathematics : How it Shaped Our World

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'Both the gallery and the book- bring a difficult subject alive. They successfully dramatise, as stated in the book's final essay by Celia Hoyles and Helen Wilson, that Mathematics is beautiful and useful.' - The Lancet 

A handsome book looking at the people behind 400 years of mathematical practice through the world-class collections of the Science Museum 

Discover how maths is at the heart of our lives in this beautifully-illustrated paperback Mathematics: How it Shaped Our World book, created to accompany our landmark new Mathematics: The Winton Gallery at the Science Museum, London. Throughout society, politics and culture, we see the work of mathematical practitioners everywhere we look. Our mathematics book includes lively accounts of the mathematical work underpinning some of our most fundamental human concerns, from life and death to war and peace, money, trade, beauty and our attempts to control nature’s most elemental forces. It also contains an absorbing series of newly commissioned essays by world-leading experts in the history and modern practice of mathematics.

Written by David Rooney, curator in the Technologies and Engineering Group at the Science Museum and lead curator of the new gallery, Mathematics: How It Shaped Our World uses the world-class collections of the Science Museum to offer a vivid vision of 400 years of human mathematical ingenuity. 

  • Author: David Rooney, Curator, Science Museum
  • Hardcover: 208 pages | 200 colour illustrations
  • Date published: December 2016 
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-1785510397
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 24.0 cm

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