Mathematical Encounters of the Second Kind (Paperback)Philip J. Davis (author)
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 199
"This is a truly fascinating story which ... provides an insight into the life of an outstanding scientific writer."
-J. Usher, Mathematics Today
"If I ever were stranded in an airport, bored silly and searching for someone to talk to, I think I'd like Phillip J. Davis to be stranded with me... Davis appears to have no artifice. His book is a compendium of several tales that caught his interest. It's also a book that, often subtly, reveals the sort of mathematical lore that keeps mathematicians talking as they gather for afternoon tea in universities throughout the country."
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