Book Reviews of The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures

The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
The Man Who Counted A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
Author: Malba Tahan, Leslie Clark (Translator), Alastair Reid (Translator), Patricia Reid Baquero (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780393309348
ISBN-10: 0393309347
Publication Date: 2/1993
Pages: 244
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Book Type: Paperback
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Written in 1972,translated in 1993. Story of a Persian mathematician who astounds Baghdad by his mathematical and logical acumen in the waning years of the Caliphate. Has a sort of lugburious pace, since it really doesn't have a plot, just a series of caliphs and other royalty quizzing the hero. A high schooler into puzzles would definitely like this.
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Wonderful book! Puts mathematical puzzles in the context of an intriguing story.