- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reissue edition (28 April 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393351475
- ISBN-13: 978-0393351477
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2 x 17.8 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,56,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Man Who Counted – A Collection of Mathematical Adventures Paperback – 28 Apr 2015
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I love The Man Who Counted. The book transports you into a magical world of Bedouins, viziers, sheiks, princes, and kings, rich in references to Islamic traditions and locations in the Middle East. The math is gentle, accessible, and drives the stories. — Alex Bellos, author of The Grapes of Math
About the Author
Poet and translator Alastair Reid lives in New York City.
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I found this to be witty and engaging and enjoyed trying to solve the problems before the actual end of the story. I even managed this a couple of time. If I have to nitpick I;d point out that as a Persian Beremiz is not an arab. That would be nitpicking though and in no way spoils the story. The ending is bittersweet but happy. Read it to children, read it to test your skills in logic. Whatever reason you choose to read this book you will enjoy it. It truly does deserve a wider audience.
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