Aboca and the Culture and Arts Club of Trieste
present the book:
CURIOSITÀ E DIVERTIMENTI CON I NUMERI
by Furio Honsell and Giorgio Tomaso Bagni
Furio Honsell author of the book
The author will be introduced by Duilio Contin, Director of Aboca Museum’s Bibliotheca Antiqua.
Lovers of logic games, riddles and popular literature will appreciate this enjoyable publication, providing a commentary for a popular science book by renaissance mathematician and economist Luca Pacioli: the De viribus quantitatis manuscript.
Having listed a series of mathematical and geometrical principles, brother Luca proposes an entertaining set of mathematical and topological pastimes, card tricks and riddles; the reader thus finds himself taken on an exciting search for results and solutions.
There are also fascinating anecdotes and secrets, which provide indirect advice on how to live a better life, taking us into an ancient world abounding in incredibly modern ideas.