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The Penguin book of curious and interesting mathematics

by Wells, D. G.

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Published by Penguin Books in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mathematics -- Popular works.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-310) and index.

    Other titlesCurious and interesting mathematics
    StatementDavid Wells.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA93 .W38 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 319 p. :
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL299946M
    ISBN 100140236031
    LC Control Number97206870
    OCLC/WorldCa37561609

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