The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos


Super Savings Item! Save 38% on the The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Roaring Brook at Cmc Schools. MPN: 9781596433076. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty. Instead, he traveled around the world, from one mathematician to the next, collaborating on an astonishing number of publications. With a simple,


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Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty. Instead, he traveled around the world, from one mathematician to the next, collaborating on an astonishing number of publications. With a simple, lyrical text and richly layered illustrations, this is a beautiful introduction to the world of math and a fascinating look at the unique character traits that made "Uncle Paul" a great man. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013

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Brand:
Roaring Brook
Manufacturer:
Roaring Brook Press
Category:
Biographies
MPN:
9781596433076
Release Date:
2013-06-25
EAN:
9781596433076
ISBN:
1596433078
Edition:
5/26/13
Author:
Deborah Heiligman
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Creator:
LeUyen Pham
Publication Date:
2013-06-25
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Hardcover
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0.97 pounds
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0.4 x 10.34 x 8.34 inches
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0.97 pounds
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8.11 x 0.39 x 10.08 inches

 


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