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# The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure

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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 . 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.

## Product Details

ISBN-13: | 9781429932424 |
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Publisher: | Holt, Henry & Company, Inc. |

Publication date: | 05/01/2000 |

Sold by: | Macmillan |

Format: | NOOK Book |

Pages: | 260 |

Sales rank: | 1,166,211 |

File size: | 19 MB |

Note: | This product may take a few minutes to download. |

## 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.

**Hans Magnus Enzensberger** is the author of many highly lauded books, including *Civil Wars: From L.A. to Bosnia *and *The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure*. He lives in Munich.

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