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Looking for a nonacademic math book for a specific demographic

  1. Apr 13, 2013 #1
    Is there anything like "Six Easy Pieces" and "Six Not-So-Easy Pieces" by Richard Feynman for mathematics?

    I'm looking for a gift book that will appeal to a nontechnical but otherwise smart undergraduate journalism student.

    Sorry if this isn't the place to ask... I'm aware this place is called "Science Textbook Discussion".
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  3. Apr 14, 2013 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    There are several:

    - The MATH book by Cliff Pickover (2 pgs per topic many interesting topics)

    - Math 1001 by Prof Elwes (math grouped into topics with many smaller topics described all quite interesting)

    - The Handy Math Answer book (math questions posed to librarians)

    - The Story of Mathematics by Ian Stewart

    - The Book of Numbers by Bentley

    My favorite has been the Math 1001 book because it was brief and to the point and got me thinking and trying stuff.

    The MATH book is a great coffee table book with math and history combined.

    The others are for more casual readers.
  4. Apr 14, 2013 #3
    Thanks... the only other place I asked recommended I buy Baby Rudin.
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