The Resource The number devil : a mathematical adventure, Hans Magnus Enzensberger ; illus. by Rotraut Susanne Berner ; tr. by Michael Henry Heim
The number devil : a mathematical adventure, Hans Magnus Enzensberger ; illus. by Rotraut Susanne Berner ; tr. by Michael Henry Heim
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 Summary
 Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelveyearold Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams. The international bestseller 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 everyonefrom those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their headswinds 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. In The Number Devil, he brings together the surreal logic of Alice in Wonderland and the existential geometry of Flatland with the kind of math everyone would love, if only they had a number devil to teach it to them
 Language

 eng
 ger
 eng
 Edition
 1st American ed.
 Extent
 262 pages
 Note
 Includes index
 Isbn
 9780805057706
 Label
 The number devil : a mathematical adventure
 Title
 The number devil
 Title remainder
 a mathematical adventure
 Statement of responsibility
 Hans Magnus Enzensberger ; illus. by Rotraut Susanne Berner ; tr. by Michael Henry Heim
 Language

 eng
 ger
 eng
 Summary
 Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelveyearold Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams. The international bestseller 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 everyonefrom those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their headswinds 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. In The Number Devil, he brings together the surreal logic of Alice in Wonderland and the existential geometry of Flatland with the kind of math everyone would love, if only they had a number devil to teach it to them
 Cataloging source
 DLC
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Enzensberger, Hans Magnus
 Dewey number
 [Fic]
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 PZ7.E72455
 LC item number
 Nu 1998
 Literary form
 fiction
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
 Berner, Rotraut Susanne
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Mathematics
 Numbers, Natural
 Dreams
 Dreams
 Numbers, Natural
 Mathematics
 Target audience
 pre adolescent
 Label
 The number devil : a mathematical adventure, Hans Magnus Enzensberger ; illus. by Rotraut Susanne Berner ; tr. by Michael Henry Heim
 Note
 Includes index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Control code
 38162809
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Edition
 1st American ed.
 Extent
 262 pages
 Isbn
 9780805057706
 Isbn Type
 (alk. paper)
 Lccn
 97042448
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 color illustrations
 Label
 The number devil : a mathematical adventure, Hans Magnus Enzensberger ; illus. by Rotraut Susanne Berner ; tr. by Michael Henry Heim
 Note
 Includes index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Control code
 38162809
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Edition
 1st American ed.
 Extent
 262 pages
 Isbn
 9780805057706
 Isbn Type
 (alk. paper)
 Lccn
 97042448
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 color illustrations
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