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1089 and all that. A journey into mathematics. (English) Zbl 1043.00003

Oxford: Oxford University Press (ISBN 0-19-851623-1/hbk). v, 178 p. (2002).
This books introduces certain aspects of mathematics accessible to non-experts and the lay reader. Providing an entertaining overview of the subject, the text includes several fascinating mathematical conundrums. The author’s writing ability is second to none and Acheson provides a clear, unpatronising explanation of mathematics. The book contains several cartoons, sketches and photos making it entertaining and compulsive reading. Enjoy reading!

MSC:

00A08 Recreational mathematics
00A06 Mathematics for nonmathematicians (engineering, social sciences, etc.)
00-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to mathematics in general
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