Nature's Numbers Author:Ian Stewart Subtitled: The Unreal Reality of Mathematics. — From the prologue: "Over the centuries, the collective minds of mathematicians have created their own universe. I don't know where it is situated - I don't think that there is a "where" in any normal sense of the word - but I assure you that this mathematical universe seems real enough when you're ... more »in it. And, not despite its peculiarities but because of them, the mental universe of mathematics has provided human beings with many of their deepest insights into the world around them.
I am going to take you sightseeing in that mathematical universe. I am going to try to equip you with a mathematician's eyes. And by so doing, I shall do my best to change the way you view your own world."« less