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How to Build a Brain and 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of ... by Richard Elwes
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2013

This is a wonderful book. Richard Elwes writes fluently about a subject for which he is clearly passionate. The book cover is a little sensationalist which is a pity; the book is really a whistle-stop tour through many of the most fascinating areas of mathematics, both traditional and modern, outlined in a very clear manner.

Where the book lacks depth(due to inherent complexity of a particular topic), it nonetheless leaves one feeling one has grasped the basics.

When you've finished this book, you will have had a good introduction to the broad sweep of mathematics and have been introduced to many notable mathematicians and their contributions, from Hippasus, through Euler and Hilbert, to Nash.



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