# Book:Antonio J. Durán/The Poetry of Numbers

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## Antonio J. Durán:

## Antonio J. Durán: *The Poetry of Numbers: The role of beauty in mathematics*

Published $\text {2017}$, **National Geographic**

- ISBN 978-84-473-8933-9

**National Geographic "Our Mathematical World" series: $27$**

### Contents

**Preface**

**Chapter 1. Where is the Beauty in Mathematics?**

**Chapter 2. Why is it Difficult to Appreciate the Beauty of Mathematics?**

**Chapter 3. The Abstract and the Emotional: Mathematics and the Human Condition**

**Chapter 4. Objective: The Beauty of Mathematical Reasoning**

**Chapter 5. History and Beauty**

**Bibliography**

**Index**

## Notable Quotes

*Cantor visited Britain for the first time in September $1911$, having been invited to the celebrations of the $500$th anniversary of St Andrews University in Scotland.*

- -- Read by Prime.mover a mere $2$ days after acquiring a first edition of
*University of Saint Andrews Five Hundredth Anniversary Memorial Volume*. Coincidence or what?

- -- Read by Prime.mover a mere $2$ days after acquiring a first edition of