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David Berlinski

David Berlinski received a B.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has taught mathematics and philosophy at universities in the United States and France, and currently lives in Paris.


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Infinite Ascent
Written by David Berlinski
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2008
$14.00/16.50(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7871-1 (0-8129-7871-4)

In Infinite Ascent, David Berlinski, the acclaimed author of The Advent of the Algorithm, A Tour of the Calculus, and Newton’s Gift, tells the story of mathematics, bringing to life with wit, elegance, and deep insight a 2,500-year-long intellectual adventure.

Berlinski focuses on the ten most important breakthroughs in mathematical history–and the... Read more






One, Two, Three
Written by David Berlinski
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7910-0 (1-4000-7910-1)

The acclaimed author of A Tour of the Calculus and The Infinite Ascent offers an enlightening and enthralling tour of the basics of mathematics, and reveals a world of fascination in fundamental mathematical ideas.
 
One, Two, Three is David Berlinski’s captivating exploration of the foundation of mathematics, its fundamental ideas, and why they matter. By unraveling the...

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A Tour of the Calculus
Written by David Berlinski
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1997
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-74788-8 (0-679-74788-5)

Were it not for the calculus, mathematicians would have no way to describe the acceleration of a motorcycle or the effect of gravity on thrown balls and distant planets, or to prove that a man could cross a room and eventually touch the opposite wall. Just how calculus makes these things... Read more





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