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Here’s Looking at Euclid

I enjoyed this book.  It was an enjoyable journey through multiple areas of mathematics.  Numbers, euclidean  geometry, recreational mathematics, probability and statistics and finally non-euclidean geometry are presented with motivating current everyday examples being enriched by the historical developments that underpinned them. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on mathematical devices, e.g. Curta, recreational mathematics, the chapters on chance and statistics.  The mathematical discussions are interspersed with interesting personalities and personal anecdotes such as weighing baguettes ‘in search of’ the normal distribution, only to be thwarted by the heat…in the footsteps of Poincare.

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