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# The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure

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by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Rotraut Susanne Berner (Illustrator), Michael Henry Heim (Translator)Hans Magnus Enzensberger

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## Overview

**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 end. 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 them.

## Product Details

ISBN-13: | 9780805062991 |
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Publisher: | Holt, Henry & Company, Inc. |

Publication date: | 05/01/2000 |

Edition description: | First Edition |

Pages: | 264 |

Sales rank: | 123,205 |

Product dimensions: | 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d) |

Lexile: | 580L (what's this?) |

Age Range: | 11 - 13 Years |

## About the Author

**Hans Magnus Enzensberger**is the author of many highly lauded books, including

*Civil Wars: From L.A. to Bosnia*. He lives in Munich.

**Rotraut Susanne Berner**is an illustrator who lives in Heidelberg.

**Michael Henry Heim**is a prize-winning translator who teaches at UCLA.

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