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Explore this triangular shaped number pattern that reveals many numerical secrets. Discover who this famous mathematician was.
Read Chapter 7 of the Number Devil.
The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger; Rotraut Susanne Berner (Illustrator); Michael Henry Heim (Translator)The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without end. As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into mathematical theory, where ideas eventually take flight, until everyone--from those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their heads--winds up marveling at what numbers can do. Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a true polymath, the kind of superb intellectual who loves thinking and marshals all of his charm and wit to share his passions with the world. InThe Number Devil, he brings together the surreal logic ofAlice in Wonderland and the existential geometry ofFlatlandwith the kind of math everyone would love, if only they had a number devil to teach them.