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The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey through Everyday Life

by Marcus du Sautoy

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An undemanding effort, written at a simple level using British idiom and assuming a British milieu. Areas of math -- er, maths -- covered are prime numbers, shapes, chance, secret codes, and prediction.
  fpagan | Jan 7, 2012 |
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, … it seems so simple: add 1, and you get the next number.
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In The Number Mysteries, Marcus du Sautoy - mathematician, footballer and amateur musician - brings to life the beauty behind five mathematical puzzles that have contributed to our understanding of the world around us and have helped develop the technology to cope with it. With load of games to play and puzzles to solve this is a maths book for all ages from 1-101.… (more)

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