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Education of a Mathematicianby Philip J Davis
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In this charming memoir, a renowned mathematician and winner of the American Book Award traces his career in mathematics from early lessons in horse racing and the realities of life to his adventures on the lecture circuit. A thought-provoking mix of autobiography, history, and insights into the role of mathematics in everyday life, this highly entertaining book will appeal to all readers.
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Retired from Brown University, mathematician and author Davis reflects on his life and profession in interwoven anecdotes concentrating on the role mathematics has played in the development of modern culture, and how modern technology has affected the goals and teachings of mathematics.
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