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The Mathematical Magpie

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The companion volume to Fantasia Mathematica, first published in 1962, this second anthology of mathematical writings is even more varied than the first and contains stories, cartoons, essays, rhymes, music, anecdotes, aphorisms, and other oddments. Authors include Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, and many other renowned figures. Like its predeces ...more
Paperback, 303 pages
Published April 4th 1997 by Copernicus Books (first published 1962)
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James Swenson
Nov 10, 2013 James Swenson rated it liked it
A good collection; I highly recommend "The Feeling of Power" by Isaac Asimov and "The Nine Billion Names of God" by Arthur C. Clarke. "Sixteen Stones," by Samuel Beckett, is also memorable.
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Some gems but mostly not. 5 stars for "The Feeling of Power" by Isaac Asimov.
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This was in the public library when I was a kid, and I loved it then. I was happy to see it in the Strand not long ago, and now I have my own copy.
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