Monday, 19 April 2010

Review:- Rob EASTAWAY – “How many socks make a pair?”

Year Published: - 2008
Where the book was from:- Gift from Mark
ISBN: - 978-1-906217-59-4
Pages: - 174pp
Genre: - Popular Mathematics
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How I came across it: - Gift from Mark
Rating: - ***** **
One sentence summary:- A refreshing look at mathematics and some of the many different ways it impacts upon our life.

General comments:-
Described as showing the world of mathematics to be ‘surprising, amusing and even beautiful’. I can accept the first two but ‘beautiful’ ??? The book certainly gives some fascinating insights to someone like me who has little knowledge and understanding of the subject. Maths remains ‘not my cup of tea’ but it was an interesting read.

AUTHOR Notes:- Rob Eastaway is one of the UK’s leading pupularisers of maths and has written a number of books and articles. He even appears on radio and live on stage at locations ranging from the Royal Institution to Pentonville Prison.

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