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Early readers of this new book seem to agree unanimously on the author's storytelling talents; one of them writing, "Think of the best storyteller you know and the coolest teacher you ever had, and now you've got some idea of what Alex Bellos is like." As readers of his popular Guardian blog and his popular Here's Looking at Euclid already know, this Oxford Ph.D. is no sedate stay-at-home mathematician; in his new release The Grapes of Math, he travels to India to attend the World Mathematical Congress and interviews a dapper, eccentric French mathematician who is changing the way we think about partial differential equations. Bellos appears equally interested in historic mathematical breakthroughs and pop culture, giving both general readers and specialists something to savor.
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From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to uncover the world’s favourite number, and meets a mathematician who looks for ...