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Change is the Only Constant: The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World

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The next book from Ben Orlin, the popular math blogger and author of the underground bestseller Math With Bad Drawings. Change Is The Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and wonderfully bad drawings.
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: October 8th 2019 by Black Dog & Leventhal
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Ben Orlin
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Writing this book was a five-star experience! Highly recommended. Here's what you do:

1. Study math in college. Grow to love the stuff, from the sweep of its applications down to the intricate clockwork of the deltas and epsilons. (Optional: marry a mathematician much more skilled and intellectually serious than yourself.)

2. Teach high school math. Come to see calculus through the students' eyes: a thicket of symbols, their meanings obscure. Get a little sad about that.

3. Try to rejuvenate the st
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First I would like to thank Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers for an advanced reader's copy of this book. I was interested because my husband loves math. I on the other hand am not that interested in math beyond the skills I need to get through daily life. What a fun surprise Ben Orlin's book is! He has made calculus interesting and entertaining. He has added something that my high school teachers could not. It will take me a while to make it through but this book will not be collecting dust ...more
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