Daniel Levitin wants us to eat our spinach, an unsavory chore for an increasingly innumerate society.
The preface of Mathematics Without Apologies is certain to discourage readers that are expecting a “popular” mathematics text from reading further.
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According to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The history of man for the nine months preceding his birth would, probably, be far more interesting and contain events of greater moment than all the three-sc
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“Ms. Herz indeed proves her point about ‘benign masochism.’ We are disgusted by disgust. And we can’t stop reading about it.”
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