Letters to a Young Mathematician by Ian Stewart
Reviewed by Paul A. Robinson Jr.
Christian Science Monitor
"Is it possible to trisect an angle using only a straight edge and a compass? This is not the central point of Ian Stewart's Letters to a Young Mathematician, but it is one of the curious threads woven into these delightful letters written to 'Meg,' a fictitious mentee, as she advances through a career in mathematics.
Stewart begins by framing and discussing the questions that most non-mathematicians ask. 'What is mathematics? Hasn't it all been done? What do mathematicians do?' " Read the entire Christian Science Monitor Review.