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Keith J. Devlin
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BiblioSquirrell
BiblioSquirrell rated it 8 years ago
I learned more about linguistics than about math, per se, but it was worth it. His academic style may not be everyone's cup of tea; however, if you are into either language or math, you should find it quite interesting. As a librarian, I had several "Ah hah!" moments, because structure, type, and re...
Teiresias1960
Teiresias1960 rated it 9 years ago
"The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution" enthusiastically summarizes the little that is known about Leonardo of Pisa, later more famously called Fibonacci. Those who read medieval primary texts have become used to the dearth of direct evidence related to such texts, as well as the a...
thomcat
thomcat rated it 9 years ago
I appreciate the import of this idea, and the math behind it. I mostly liked the presentation - bits of the letters and the history behind them. Something about the writing - the style perhaps - didn't sit right with me. Will read some of Devlin's online column to see if I can narrow it down sometim...
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