Visions of the Universe: A Coloring Journey Through Math's Great Mysteries

Alex Bellos (Author) Edmund Harriss (Author)

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$14.95  $13.75
Publish Date
November 29, 2016
8.4 X 0.5 X 8.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Alex Bellos holds a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Oxford University. His bestselling books Here's Looking at Euclid and The Grapes of Math have been translated into more than 20 languages and were both shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book prize. His puzzle books include Can You Solve My Problems?, Puzzle Ninja, and Perilous Problems for Puzzle Lovers, and he is also the coauthor of the coloring books Patterns of the Universe and Visions of the Universe. He has launched an elliptical pool table, LOOP. He writes a popular-math blog and a puzzle blog for the Guardian, and he won the Association of British Science Writers award for best science blog in 2016. He lives in London.
Edmund Harriss is a mathematical artist and clinical assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Arkansas. He is the discoverer of the Harriss spiral. His research has appeared in Nature and in publications of the National Academy of Science and the American Mathematical Society. He has led many math workshops, including at the Museum of Mathematics in New York, appeared several times on the Numberphile YouTube channel, and was the academic director of a summer camp for mathematically gifted elementary students. He is also the creator of Curvahedra, a mathematical construction toy, and is coauthor of the mathematical coloring books Patterns of the Universe and Visions of the Universe. He lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


"Sure to be a hit for the math geek in your life."

"This is by far the most entertaining math book I've seen in a long time. Want to show someone what math is about? Tell them to forget everything they've read. Then, hand them this book and a box of 100 crayons, and leave them alone for an hour. There's no way you'll get your copy back. Amazing!"
--Adrián Paenza, bestselling math author and winner of the International Congress of Mathematicians' Leelavati Award

"My six-year-old and I are both loving the mathy new coloring book Visions of the Universe."
--Jordan Ellenberg, PhD, author of How Not to Be Wrong

"Delightful, informative, and fun!"
--Steven Strogatz, author of The Joy of x

"I love this new math coloring book! I want the Menger slice as a Christmas ornament."
--Manil Suri, UMBC professor of math and bestselling author of The Death of Vishnu

"Beautiful . . . Alex and Edmund have smuggled some of the best mathematical stories into this visual feast. By engaging the reader in their journey, the authors show how mathematics isn't a spectator sport. Math comes alive when you make it yourself."
--Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, University of Oxford