Jonathan Gash Lovejoy at Large: An Omnibus

ISBN 13: 9780099824404

Lovejoy at Large: An Omnibus

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9780099824404: Lovejoy at Large: An Omnibus

A collection of short stories which begins when Lovejoy witnesses the murder of a fellow antique dealer who had bought some unimportant items from a doctor, now deceased. It ends with a story of villainy past and present.

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When Cambridge mathematician Andrew Wiles announced a solution for Fermat's last theorem in 1993, it electrified the world of mathematics. After a flaw was discovered in the proof, Wiles had to work for another year--he had already laboured in solitude for seven years--to establish that he had solved the 350-year-old problem. Simon Singh's book is a lively, comprehensible explanation of Wiles's work and of the colourful history that has build up around Fermat's last theorem over the years. The book contains some problems that offer a taste for the maths, but it also includes limericks to give a feeling for the quirkier side of mathematicians.

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‘If you enjoyed Dava Sobel’s “Longitude” you will enjoy this.’ Evening Standard

‘This is probably the best popular account of a scientific topic I have ever read.’ Irish Times

‘Reads like the chronicle of an obsessive love affair. It has the classic ingredients that Hollywood would recognise.’ Daily Mail

‘To read it is to realise that there is a world of beauty and intellectual challenge that is denied to 99.9 per cent of us who are not high-level mathematicians.’ The Times

‘This tale has all the elements of a most exciting story: an impenetrable riddle; the ambition and frustration of generations of hopefuls; and the genius who worked for years in secrecy to realise his childhood dream.’ Express

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Jonathan Gash
Published by Arrow Books Ltd (1992)
ISBN 10: 009982440X ISBN 13: 9780099824404
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