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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

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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelve-year-old Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams. 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 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. 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
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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
Instantiates
Publication
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
Publication
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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