The museum is open Fridays through Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free timed-entry passes are required. Review our latest visitor safety guidelines.

Book, Mathematics in the Making

Book, Mathematics in the Making

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
Lancelot Hogben (1895-1975) was a British zoologist and statistician who took up the popularization of mathematics relatively late in his career. This lavishly illustrated popular history of mathematics discusses topics in the history of the discipline from antiquity to the early twentieth century.
This copy of the book is from the personal library of William F. Eberth (1905-1976), who spent fifteen years of his career with the Atomic Energy Commission working in South Africa. A tag inside the front cover reads: vanguardbooksellers(pty)ltd (/) 25 Joubert Street JOHANNESBURG.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Book
date made
1960
maker
Hogben, Lancelot Thomas
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3.1 cm x 21.5 cm x 28 cm; 1 7/32 in x 8 15/32 in x 11 1/32 in
ID Number
MA.319872.07
accession number
1975319872
catalog number
319872.07
Credit Line
Gift of W. F. Eberth
subject
Mathematics
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object