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!


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