Among the numerous delights readers will learn about as they dip into this inviting anthology: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus, and the butterfly effect. After nearly a year, I have finally finished the book about math. It may sound daunting, especially for your average person. But if you really love math concepts, and you really love reading, then The sub-title gives the best summary of this gorgeous book.
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The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics
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It is intended for a recreational reading, and not as a treatise on the history of mathematics. Here is how the contents are organized: each topic occupies two pages, a few paragraphs on the left and a very nice illustration on the right page. The entries are in chronological order; nevertheless, one can jump quite freely from one topic to another without losing much. Of course, most of the topics would deserve a whole book on their own! A bibliography is compiled, however, for further reading. Most entries are ones that interest me personally.
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