The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures

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A collection of famous mathematical puzzles, taken from a popular newspaper column, features the ""writings"" of the fictional author, Malba Tahan, who describes different mathematical puzzles and solutions applied to real situations.

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I love The Man Who Counted. The book transports you into a magical world of Bedouins, viziers, sheiks, princes, and kings, rich in references to Islamic traditions and locations in the Middle East. The math is gentle, accessible, and drives the stories. --Alex Bellos, author of The Grapes of Math"

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Alastair Reid is a writer and poet who divides his time between New York and Latin America. He has translated several volumes of Neruda's poetry.

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