Man Must Measure

By Lancelot Hogben, Andre (illustrator), Charles Keeping (illustrator) , Kenneth Symonds (illustrator) , Marjorie Saynor (illustrator)

Book cover of Man Must Measure: The Wonderful World of Mathematics

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

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1 author picked Man Must Measure as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book is out of print, but I include it in the hope that some public-spirited publisher may be persuaded to reissue this large-format picture book. It was the first book on mathematics that I read at about the age of ten and it contained precisely what I needed to show me that this was a subject with a history and a use. (Nor am I the only mathematician to have this experience.)

As an adult, I found the same author’s Mathematics for the Million a bit crass and utilitarian but I pardon him everything for a wonderful first experience.

From T.W.'s list on mathematical life.

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