#9603718, By Phattso Rate the last book you read

  • Phattso Moderator 28 May 2013 12:08:47 13,537 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    Is this manageable for a maths and science dunce? Sounds right up my street.
    It's really more of a human story. Triumph against adversity. The world community working together. It touches on wars, religions, deaths, intrigue, all that lovely stuff. Mathematics in the context of what was going down in the world around them.

    Wherever proofs are mentioned they're tucked away in an appendix (although some are really cool and worth a look).

    I studied Pure and Applied Maths at A-Level and I apply a lot of the theory from this book on a daily basis, so certainly I enjoyed the book a lot on that level, but it's all about the people. And the wonderful and random connections between people living a thousand a hundred or ten years apart.

    Heartily recommended.
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