Dude, Can You Count?: Stories, Challenges, and Adventures in Mathematics
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Dude, Can You Count?: Stories, Challenges, and Adventures in Mathematics

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Imagine algebra class meets The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy

Meet JJ, an unusual character with a unique vantage position from which he can measure and monitor humanity s progress. Armed with a device that compels all around it to tell the truth, JJ offers a satirical evaluation of our attitudes to numeracy and logic, touching upon several aspects of life on Earth along...more
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Springer (first published January 1st 2009)
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Amir Kafshdar Goharshady
کتاب حاضر که می‌توان عنوان آن را به صورت «هی یارو! بلدی بشمری؟» ترجمه کرد، توسط یک ریاضی‌دان نوشته شده است. محتوای کتاب ریاضیات است، اما نه ریاضیات معمولی. این کتاب شامل بحث‌هایی جنجالی در مورد دیدگاه‌های اقشار مختلف مردم نسبت به ریاضیات و دیدگاه‌های شخص ریاضی‌دان (نویسنده) نسبت به جامعه‌ی خود است.
داستان در یک کنفرانس ریاضی آغاز می‌شود،‌ جایی که ریاضی‌دان داستان ما با یک همکار خود آشنا می‌شود و به زودی در می‌یابد که این همکار در حقیقت یک موجود فضایی است که برای پاره‌ای تحقیقات پیرامون سطح منطق و...more
Thom
Started off well enough, very similar to the Number Devil. Later chapters revealed that the veneer was not terribly clever, just thinly applied. Math and puzzles increased in difficulty through the book, and are recommended - but the rest was not terribly satisfying. Averages out to "liked it."
grixor
The most hilarious math book you could have ever read.

Luke
Gift from my Mom. Very bad.
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