Mathematics for the Million

By Lancelot Hogben,

Book cover of Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers

Book description

Explains mathematics from counting to calculus in the light of man's changing social achievements.

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This book has haunted me for years. For what is it, exactly, that gives it such enduring popularity? After all, it was first published in 1936, yet is still in print today. In his autobiography, Hogben remarks on the importance of eye-catching illustrations but speculates that its success may instead be because the book contains – most unusually for a 'popular' work – exercises and answers, making it more suitable for self-teaching. Whatever the real answer, his book must surely have something to teach anyone – like myself – who aspires to bring mainstream mathematics to life for the general…

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