## Mathematics for the Million |

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User Review - iwpoe - LibraryThingI haven't finished this book, so this review can't be considered complete, but the thing I noticed the most about the introduction is that the author subscribes to a naive and quite arrogant Whig ... Read full review

#### Mathematics for the million

User Review - Not Available - Book VerdictFirst published in 1937 and reprinted several times since, Hogben's book took everybody's worst subject and explained it in a way that made it comprehensible to the average person. For this edition ... Read full review

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