Mathematics for the Million 
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Review: Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers
User Review  Jim  GoodreadsWhen I think of this book, I think of my father who died 23 years ago . He had a copy of this book given to him by his fatherinlaw. This was either to get him through UConn Engineering Math after ... Read full review
Review: Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers
User Review  Christian  GoodreadsA sweep of some grandeur over the rise of mathematics, from calendar civilisations to the great flowering in Alexandria and beyond. A breathtaking achievement. Read full review
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