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G Is for Googol by David M. Schwartz
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it was amazing
bookshelves: kid, science-and-math
Recommended for: Geeks everywhere

I actually read this book on my own, I enjoyed it so much. It's a Math Alphabet book, probably good for matheletes of all ages, starting around 6 or 7. To give you an example of some of the topics, we have A is for Abacus, B in for Binary, C is for Cubit, D is for Diamond, E is for Equilateral and Exponent (they were too excited to just give one E entry), F is for Fibonacci, etc. You get the idea of what level they are at.

Little T and I especially liked "K is for Königsberg" (about the "Königsberg bridge problem), a great example of a network theory problem.

"R is for Rhombicosidodecaheadron" kind of lost us, but we were recaptured by "T is for Tessellate" (when shapes cover a surface with no gaps in between).

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Reading Progress

Started Reading
October 11, 2008 – Shelved
October 11, 2008 – Shelved as: kid
October 11, 2008 – Finished Reading
April 1, 2011 – Shelved as: science-and-math

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