Mathematics and the ImaginationAnyone who gambles, plays cards, loves puzzles, or simply seeks an intellectual challenge will love this amusing and thoughtprovoking book. With wit and clarity, the authors deftly progress from simple arithmetic to calculus and nonEuclidean geometry. "Charming and exciting."  "Saturday Review of Literature." Includes 169 figures. 
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User Review  Krollo  GoodreadsI only read an excerpt of this, but it was a great excerpt (New Names for Old). It was an interesting (if slightly dumbed down) take on the difference between mathematical language and colloquial langauge, as well as what we can do to make sure we don't get in a muddle. Read full review
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User Review  Nivasilyev  Goodreadswholly readable, inspirational, and enjoyable. The 4th dimension is explained in an easy to enjoy way. This book can be read at leisure in a few days as it has little information to verify or explore. The author encourages you to continue reading mathematics. Read full review
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n BEYOND THE GOOGOL  27 
ra TT i e PIE  65 
ASSORTED GEOMETRIESPLANE AND FANCY I I 2  112 
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