The Secret Life of Numbers:

The Secret Life of Numbers:

50 Easy Pieces on How Mathematicians Work and Think (2006)

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224 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
978-0-309-65958-1

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978-0-309-65958-1

The Secret Life of Numbers:

50 Easy Pieces on How Mathematicians Work and Think (2006)

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George G. Szpiro

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The Secret Life of Numbers: 50 Easy Pieces on How Mathematicians Work and Think. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2006.

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"Light...amusing...engaging."
--Publishers Weekly

"Merging charming anecdotes with puzzles, The Secret Life of Numbers turns mathematical questions into historical mysteries. It's like The Da Vinci Code, but accurate."
--SEED

"[Szpiro] is a specialist in virtually none of the areas he writes about and this is a great advantage. As a journalistic polymath of sorts, he conveys general concepts very clearly with well-chosen details."
-- Mathematical Association of America Online, May 4, 2006

"Szpiro's collection of puzzles and trivia can give readers a new appreciation for math."
-- Science News, April 29, 2006