The Rainbow: From Myth to Mathematics

Author(s): 
Boyer, Carl B.
ISBN: 
0333454979
Date published: 
January 1987
Paperback
Price: 
£19.99
Pages: 
380

This new edition of a classic American text first published in 1959 is a unique case study in the History of Mathematics. It traces man's interpretation of the Rainbow from classical times through the middle ages and Renaissance and up to present day. The influence of religious thought and culture on scientific advance is highlighted by writings and diagrams from each period. The new edition replaces the original black and white plate sections with a new colour plate section.