## Of Men and Numbers: The Story of the Great MathematiciansWhile mathematics itself may be a formidable subject for many, the lives and accomplishments of history's greatest mathematicians — from Pythagoras to Cantor — offer fascinating reading. |

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User Review - Schmerguls - LibraryThing1191. Of Men and Numbers, by Jane Muir (22 Oct 1972) This is collection of the lives 12 great mathematicians and I found it absorbing though I never took a math course after high school. The 12 ... Read full review

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User Review - Bernard Vallandingham - GoodreadsFascinating stories of the greatest men of mathematics. The author rants a bit at times (especially at anything religious - she is puzzled out Pascal could have been so brilliant and yet so devoted to religion, of course, Pascal was far more brilliant than she is...) Read full review

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b c ?507 b c ? Euclid c 300 b c | 1 |

Cardano 15011576 | 26 |

Rene Descartes 15961650 | 47 |

Blaise Pascal 16231662 | 77 |

Isaac Newton 16421727 | 105 |

Leonhard Euler 17071783 | 138 |

Carl Friedrich Gauss 17771855 | 157 |

Nicholas Lobatchevsky 17931856 | 184 |

Evariste Galois 18111832 | 202 |

Georg Cantor 18451918 | 217 |

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