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Mathematics 1001 by Richard Elwes
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2013-nf-challenge, nonfiction

It's not that anyone will believe me, but this was an interesting and fun read. I say this as someone who doesn't have a math degree or a career in a related discipline (statisticians, for example). There's a very well-balanced combination of history of mathematical thought and explanation of concepts that I wasn't expecting the author to be able to hit. It reads well straight through, and some entries build on those immediately preceding them. I'd like a copy to keep around as a reference, but it would be more for curiosity than use.
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Reading Progress

February 27, 2013 – Started Reading
February 27, 2013 – Shelved
March 23, 2013 – Shelved as: nonfiction
March 23, 2013 – Shelved as: 2013-nf-challenge
March 23, 2013 – Finished Reading

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Saxton B. Little Staff Oh, I believe you, but am not certain it's for me. Your comments will take the scary out of this for others. :)


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