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“An expansive overview of numbers and figures, and those who find them irresistible….A smorgasbord for math fans of all abilities.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“A lively romp through many different fields of mathematics.”
—Library Journal
“A delightful worldwide tour of the most interesting and weirdest in math.”—The Daily Beast
Overview
Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race, and arguably the foundation of all human progress. The world of mathematics is a remarkable place."
Bellos has traveled all around the globe and has plunged into history to uncover fascinating stories of mathematical achievement, from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the ...