Journals Higher Education



25 October 2012

256 Pages | Approx 18 black and white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199605422

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Poor Robin's Prophesies

A curious Almanac, and the everyday mathematics of Georgian England

Benjamin Wardhaugh

  • Tells the great story of mathematics through the popular Georgian character of Poor Robin and his Almanac
  • Highlights the human side of the history of mathematics, and its uses by ordinary people
  • Demonstrates the humour, satire, and popular exposition of science and mathematics in the eighteenth-century