MATHEMATICS: Powerful Patterns in Nature and Society
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Henderson, Harry, 1951–Mathematics : powerful patterns in nature and society / Harry Henderson.p. cm. — (Milestones in discovery and invention)Includes bibliographical reference and index.ISBN 0-8160-5750-81. Mathematics. 2. Mathematics—History. 3. Mathematics—Social aspects. I.Title.QA21.H46 2007510—dc22 2006024680Chelsea House books are available at special discounts when purchased in bulkquantities for businesses, associations, institutions, or sales promotions. Please callour Special Sales Department in New York at (212) 967-8800 or (800) 322-8755.You can find Chelsea House on the World Wide Web at http://www.chelseahouse.comText design by James Scotto-LavinoCover design by Dorothy M. PrestonIllustrations by Sholto Ainslie and Melissa EricksenPrinted in the United States of AmericaMP FOF 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1This book is printed on acid-free paper.