Julien C. (jaimelesmaths) reviewed The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book is a biography of Paul ErdÃ¶s (a famous number theorist). I don't recommend it. If you are a serious math student in the field, it will depress you. If you don't do math, you will think math is even more inaccessible. Perhaps if you do math in a completely unrelated field you will enjoy it. But, for most people, there are much better mathematically themed books out there that won't freak you out.
Ginger R. (gingerr) reviewed The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
What a fascinating story! It's also a way to learn about contemporary mathematicians and to learn a little (very accessible) mathematics along the way!