The Parrot's Theorem: A NovelMr. Ruche, a Parisian bookseller, receives a bequest from a long lost friend in the Amazon of a vast library of math books, which propels him into a great exploration of the story of mathematics. Meanwhile Max, whose family lives with Mr. Ruche, takes in a voluble parrot who will discuss math with anyone. When Mr. Ruche learns of his friend's mysterious death in a Brazilian rainforest, he decides that with the parrot's help he will use these books to teach Max and his brother and sister the mysteries of Euclid's Elements, Pythagoras's Theorem and the countless other mathematical wonders. But soon it becomes clear that Mr. Ruche has inherited the library for reasons other than enlightenment, and before he knows it the household is racing to prevent the parrot and vital, new theorems from falling into the wrong hands. An immediate bestseller when first published in France, The Parrot's Theorem charmingly combines a straightforward history of mathematics and a firstrate murder mystery. 
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User Review  Karolina  GoodreadsReally catchy book, for people who are interested in maths furtherly, and for those who want to expand their knowledge beyond their own expectations. Like me. Read full review
Review: The Parrot's Theorem
User Review  GoodreadsReally catchy book, for people who are interested in maths furtherly, and for those who want to expand their knowledge beyond their own expectations. Like me. Read full review
Contents
A Bird in the Hand  1 
The Glass Pyramid  16 
The Rainforest Library  44 
Friends and Enemies  65 
Just a Fraction  89 
One Risotto and a Chicken Korma  118 
Problems Problems Problems  132 
The story of 0  151 
Less is More  195 
Between the Infinite and the Void  220 
A Narrow Margin  240 
The Proof of the Pudding  274 
In Mathematics Nothing is Impossible  280 
The Third Man  289 
Less is More  304 
Clear Blue Sky  327 
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