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1: How not to think about numbers: the trouble with bases2: The unending series of primes3: Perfect and not so perfect numbers4: Cryptography: the secret life of the primes5: Numbers that count6: A peek below the waterline of the number iceberg7: To infinity and beyond8: Numbers but not as we know themFurther ReadingIndex

About the Author

Peter M. Higgins is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Essex University. He is a research algebraist but has written five popular mathematics books that bring mathematical matters to a wide audience. He is the inventor of Circular Sodoku, which has appeared throughout the world in magazines, books, the internet, and on handheld computer games.


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