The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking, 2nd Edition

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The Heart of Mathematics: An invitation to effective thinking --now in its second edition--succeeds at reaching non-math, non-science-oriented readers and encourages them to discover the mathematics inherent in the world around them. Infused throughout with the authors' humor and enthusiasm, The Heart of Mathematics introduces readers to the most important and interesting ideas in mathematics while inspiring them to actively engage in mathematical thinking.

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"This is very possibly the best 'mathematics for the non-mathematician' book that I have seen--and this includes popular (non-textbook) books that one would find in a general bookstore." From the reviews of the second edition: "In this book, the reader will see that mathematics is a network of intriguing ideas a ] . It is a really nice book. a ] This attractive book contains a lot of well-known and interesting problems a ] . It is really true that the ideas presented in this book are some of the most fascinating and beautiful ones around. a ] The reader will have something to explore, to learn, to think, to enjoy, and to add new aspects to his view of everything." (Valentina DagienA, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1065, 2005) From the reviews of the second edition: "In this book, the reader will see that mathematics is a network of intriguing ideas ??? . It is a really nice book. ??? This attractive book contains a lot of well-known and interesting problems ??? . It is really true that the ideas presented in this book are some of the most fascinating and beautiful ones around. ??? The reader will have something to explore, to learn, to think, to enjoy, and to add new aspects to his view of everything." (Valentina Dagien??, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1065, 2005)

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