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The Number Devil

A Mathematical Adventure

The Number Devil( )
Author: Enzensberger, Hans Magnus
Translator: Heim, Michael Henry
Illustrator: Berner, Rotraut Susanne
ISBN:978-0-8050-6299-1
Publication Date:May 2000
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Imprint:Holt Paperback
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.00
Book Description:

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. As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into mathematical theory, where ideas eventually take flight, until everyone - from those...
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Book Details
Pages:264
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.35 x 9.31 x 0.59 Inches
Book Weight:0.902 Pounds
Author Biography
Enzensberger, Hans Magnus (Author)
Michael Henry Heim was born in New York on January 21, 1943. He received an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a doctorate in Slavic languages from Harvard University. He was fluent in Czech, French, German, Italian, Russian and Serbian/Croatian and possessed a reading knowledge of six more languages. He became a professor of Slavic languages at the University California at Los Angeles in 1972 and served as chairman of the Slavic languages department from 1999 to 2003. He was known for his translations of works by Gunter Grass, Milan Kundera, Thomas Mann and Anton Chekhov. He received numerous awards for his work including the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize in 2005, the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation in 2009, and the PEN Translation Prize in 2010. He died from complications of melanoma on September 29, 2012 at the age of 69.

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