Five Golden Rules: Great Theories of 20Th-Century Mathematics-And Why They Matter

 
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Author: John L. Casti

Rating: 7/10

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Mathematics has come a long way in the last couple of centuries and seems that the most recent developments are too complex to discuss outside a limited circle of experts.

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The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

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Author: James Gleick

Rating: 8/10

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Having spent a significant portion of my professional career in the field of communications, information transfer has always been a topic near and dear to my heart.

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Poincare's Prize: The Hundred-Year Quest to Solve One of Math's Greatest Puzzles

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Author: George G. Szpiro

Rating: 7/10

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The Poincare Conjecture was one of Topology's most challenging puzzles for over 100 years.

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Photo-Wisdom Master Photographers on Their Art

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Author: Lewis Blackwell

Rating: 7/10

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As I've noted in earlier reviews of photographic books, writing about photography isn't easy. Perhaps for this reason, this book takes a very different approach.

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Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics

 
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Author: John Derbyshire

Rating: 9/10

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I saw one review of this book that described it as a mathematics book that reads like a novel..

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Journey Through Genius - The Great Theorems of Mathematics

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Author: William Dunham

Rating: 10/10

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When it comes to the history of mathematics, there is perhaps no more gifted author than William Dunham.

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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

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Author: Dava Sobel

Rating: 9/10

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For centuries, fixing the longitude at sea was a serious problem for navigators.

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Linear Algebra

 
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Author: Jim Heffron

Rating: 9/10

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Linear Algebra wasn't a topic that appealed much to me in my college days. However, in recent times, I took an interest in machine learning and found that Linear Algebra is very important in this field and that I'd better get a refresher course.

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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

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Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Rating: 7/10

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I once read a review of a Malcolm Gladwell book that stated something to the effect that the author could write a book titled "Grass is Green" and millions would read it and find it fascinating.

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Mastery by Robert Greene

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Author: Robert Greene

Rating: 7/10

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Originally, I thought that this text would be containing much of the same message as the "So Good They Can't Ignore You" book I have previously reviewed here. Too my surprise, It wasn't so.

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