Beyond numeracy: ruminations of a numbers manFrom the author of the national bestseller Innumeracy, a delightful exploration of the beauty and fascination of mathematics. Entries range from algebra, coincidence, game theory, nonEuclidean geometry, calculus, and probability theory to such new areas of mathematics as chaos, fractals, recursion, and complexity in this accessible work. 47 drawings.election. 
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User Review  Sarah  GoodreadsThere is a part of me somewhere deep (deep) inside that enjoys mathematical thinking. Trying to ferret it out. Read full review
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User Review  Tom  GoodreadsThe small, bitesize artciles are insightful, clear and an example of what popularizing mathematics should be like; Fun to read as it was to write. I use selected chapters in my community college lectures. Read full review
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A Mathematical Accent  3 
Analytic Geometry  10 
Areas and Volumes  18 
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