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Syndicated columnist Paul Hoffman provides an acclaimed account of the world of modern mathematicians in the bestselling tradition of accessible scientists Stephen Jay Gould and Tracey Kidder. "An extremely clever account."--The New Yorker.
Posted May 17, 2002
I read this book some years back, and eversince I've read it at least 10 times. Every chapter is a different story altogether making it a pleasure for readers who like to read for short bursts of time. It's a must book for garden variety mathematicians, touching upon almost all the math desciplines which have been seeing a tremendous growth over the last centuty or so. However not recommended for hard core mathematicians who like to read only numbers. Has a lot of behind-the-scenes stories.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 23, 2002
I read this book in 10th grade when my Psychology teacher gave me this book as a gift. From that time on, I have read it again and again as it is very hard to put down. Hoffman writes very clearly and concisely in trying to explain to the public about mathematical concepts. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in mathematics and modern-day applications of math.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.