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The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
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Jul 29, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: keeper, bought-new

Continuing the 'devil's apprentice' theme here in an altogether more frivolous vein. I'm absolutely torn between really looking forward to sharing this with at least one of my children when they're older, and fervently hoping that neither of them will turn into enough of a maths nerd to enjoy it (like me).



I'm still freaked out by the concept of infinity though, stemming from the Ladybird Book of Children's Hymns, whose cover bore a picture of two children singing out of the Ladybird Book of Children's Hymns, which had a picture of the same two children singing out of the Ladybird Book of Children's Hymns, which had a picture of the same two children........ und so weiter. The stuff of nightmares, as far as I'm concerned.
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