The Math Book
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The book contains 250 one-page articles on milestones in the history of math. Each article is followed by a related full-page color image.
Pickover states, “The Latin translation [of Al-Khuwarizmi's Algebra] introduced the decimal positional number system to Europe” (84). Later, Pickover writes that Fibonacci's Liber Abaci "introduced the Hindu-Arabic numerals and decimal system to Western Europe" (100).
The book is the winner of the Von Neumann Prize.