The Man Who Counted
A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
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ISBN10: 0393309347 ISBN13: 9780393309348 Contributors: Baquero, Patricia Reid (Illustrator) Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Feb 1 1993 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 7.00" Width: 7.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
The adventures of Beremiz Samir, The Man Who Counted, take the reader on an exotic journey in which, time and again, he summons his extraordinary mathematical powers to settle disputes, give wise advice, overcome dangerous enemies, and win for himself fame and fortune. as we accompany him, we learn much of the history of famous mathematicisns who preceded him; we undergo a series of trials at the hands of the wise men of the day; and we come to admire the warm wisdom and patience that earn him the respect and affection of those whose problems he resolves so astutely. In the grace of their telling, these stories hold unusual delights for the reader.