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The Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty (Hardcover)
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Filled with a thousand fascinating facts and shrewd observations (Martin Gardner, Los Angeles Times), this beguiling and lucid book (San Francisco Chronicle) demonstrates how the truth and beauty of everything, from relativity to rainbows, is all in the numbers. Line drawings.

Praise For…


“Even the most confirmed mathophobe should find it an easy read, and possibly even a fascinating one. . . . Science journalism can be a frustrating craft. . . . K. C. Cole of the Los Angeles Times is one of the best."-The Boston Globe
“A most unusual book, one with no math in it at all . . . Cole's beguiling and lucid book provides fresh insights into the crucial role that mathematics plays in science. . . . With lighthearted wit, she makes clear how numbers alone can explain so much but never all."-San Francisco Chronicle
“Cole helps to teach us that math is more than just a tool to balance our checkbooks. It's the key to understanding the beauty of a rainbow and to discovering our true place in the universe."-Astronomy

Product Details
ISBN: 9780151003235
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: January 1st, 1998
Pages: 224