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It All Adds Up by Mickaël Launay
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From early times humankind has known about the patterns in nature and tried to apply these to their lives. From this has come Mathematics. In this book the historical perspective is considered alongside several anecdotes showing how history and maths are interlinked.
At its best this is a really amusing and interesting read however a bit like a double maths lesson, too much of a good thing is rather boring. I found myself drifting off in some of the more complex equation sections yet loving so anecdotes and facts - the Amazonian tribe who only have numbers up to two, anything more is 'lots' is a good example. Probably a better book to dip in and out of than to read cover to cover.
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Reading Progress

January 20, 2019 – Started Reading
January 21, 2019 – Shelved
January 21, 2019 – Finished Reading

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