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The Resource Life by the numbers, Keith Devlin

Life by the numbers, Keith Devlin

Label
Life by the numbers
Title
Life by the numbers
Statement of responsibility
Keith Devlin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Keith Devlin reveals the astonishing range of creative and powerful ways in which scientists, artists, athletes, medical researchers, and many others are using mathematics to explore our world and to enhance our lives. On this tour you will explore deep-sea volcanoes with oceanographer Dawn Wright, go behind the scenes of blockbuster movies with special-effects designer Doug Trumbull, and probe the strange lives of viruses with microbiologist Sylvia Spengler. Listen to astronomer Robert Kirshner describe how he is charting the curve of space; discover how biologist Mike Labarbara visualizes the way a Tyrannosaurus rex carried its massive frame; and, along with brain researcher Brad Hatfield, peer into the mind of an Olympic markswoman at the moment she takes a shot. Glimpse a future of wearable computers and silicon "butlers" with computer scientist Pattie Maes, and watch a lilac come to life on screen with "computer botanist" Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Devlin, Keith J
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QA93
LC item number
.D458 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathématiques
  • Mathematics
  • Wiskunde
  • Toepassingen
Label
Life by the numbers, Keith Devlin
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: The invisible Universe -- Chapter 2: Seeing is believing -- Chapter 3: Patterns of nature -- Chapter 4: The numbers game -- Chapter 5: The shape of the World -- Chapter 6: Chances of a lifetime -- Chapter 7: A new age -- Chapter 8: It's an M world
Control code
ocm37761914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780471328223
Lccn
97041059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37761914
  • (OCoLC)37761914
Label
Life by the numbers, Keith Devlin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: The invisible Universe -- Chapter 2: Seeing is believing -- Chapter 3: Patterns of nature -- Chapter 4: The numbers game -- Chapter 5: The shape of the World -- Chapter 6: Chances of a lifetime -- Chapter 7: A new age -- Chapter 8: It's an M world
Control code
ocm37761914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780471328223
Lccn
97041059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37761914
  • (OCoLC)37761914

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