A Mathematical Medley: Fifty Easy Pieces on Mathematics

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American Mathematical Soc. - Mathematics - 236 pages
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"Szpiro describes in layman's terms mathematical problems that have recently been solved (or thought to have been solved), research that was published in scientific journals, and mathematical observations about contemporary life. Anecdotal stories about the lives of mathematicians and stories about famous old problems are interspersed among other vignettes."--[book cover]

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Short, nontechnical, wide-ranging essays, apparently having originated as newspaper columns. Interesting enough, but I do prefer my math books not to show an out-of-place consciousness of things like religion and Jewishness. Read full review

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