An illustrated tour of the ideas we call "math"
What's bigger than infinity? How many shapes are there? And when will I use this in real life? The questions you were afraid to ask do have answers.
(But they aren't numbers.)
- 205 pages
- 173 original illustrations by Emulsify
- Penguin Random House
- Barnes & Noble
- Hudson Booksellers
"So delightful! Mathematics is playful, surprising, and enchanting, but those qualities are often obscured behind intimidating equations and formalism. Milo brings them out into the open for everyone to share."
"Math Without Numbers explores deep mathematical topics—and shows how mathematicians think—in completely readable prose. The puzzles and games are bonuses. Very enjoyable."
"With charm, unwavering enthusiasm, and a lot of cartoons, Math Without Numbers waltzes the reader through a garden of higher mathematics."
"Smart and creative ... Beckman's approachable writing and Erazo's delightful illustration combine to tell an insightful and entertaining story about math."
"A cheerful, chatty, and charming trip through the world of mathematics and its relation to the world of people — and not a number in sight! Everyone should read this delightful book. Even mathematicians.
"This is the book for you if you've ever been curious about the wonderful ideas and concepts underlying modern math, but been too frightened to make a start."
"Math Without Numbers offers an accessible and whimsically illustrated glimpse of what pure mathematicians study, all while capturing the playful spirit with which they do it."
"The book's accessible language and illustrations makes understanding some of the most complex (and possibly most intimidating) math concepts feel as effortless as breathing."
"The book does an excellent job of capturing the essence of what makes math interesting while avoiding intimidating technical details. A fine addition to my collection."
"A playful paean ... Readers with an abundance of curiosity and the time to puzzle over Beckman's many examples, riddles, and questions, will make many fascinating discoveries.
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