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I love this book so much I've kept multiple copies to loan out and had to buy it again a couple times because I lost one. This is an excellent book as a text, a reference, or some leisure reading for the nerdy amongst us. I can also recommend it as a helpful aide to parents trying to act as tutors to their children: this book covers all kinds of useful tricks from basic arithmetic to calculus. 

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This is by far the best historical reference to the beginnings of mathematics ever written. I have read this book cover to cover more than once and referenced it at least one paper I have written. It has proven to be a most useful resource.

Review: Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers

User Review  - Matthew Richards - Goodreads

Not the book I was expecting. I assumed this would be a history of mathematics from the birth of numbers, organized chronologically and showing how concepts built over time worldwide. Instead it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Max - Goodreads

For someone who loves stories, this is an excellent (and thorough) introduction to mathematics and the stories behind its creation. Reading it re-ignited my interest in math. Read full review

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User Review  - William Schram - Goodreads

Excellent tome on general mathematics from counting all the way to differential equations. Contains examples galore. If you aren't satisfied after all of this, it contains an extensive bibliography ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rodney Wallace - Goodreads

Great history of how numbers, math and different cultures grew together. Read full review

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User Review  - Maureen H. - Goodreads

I forget where I learned of this book but I thought it would be interesting and probably challenging to see how much of my math I remembered. I didn't find the history portion of the book to be of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Victoria - Goodreads

Difficult, and fast. Read full review

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