Monday, March 21, 2016

Staff Review: The Man Who Loved Only Numbers by Paul Hoffman

I come from a family of book lovers, but it isn't often that we all love the same book. The Man Who Loved Only Numbers happens to be one of the few. Paul Hoffman's biography of the prolific and eccentric mathematician Paul Erdős is a fascinating read, even for someone like me who finds math a less than engaging topic. Reading about Erdős and his colleagues in this book, I was able to understand how a person could devote their life to a pursuit of mathematical truth.

I also recommend checking out Feynman by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick, a graphic novel biography of the equally eccentric physicist Richard Feynman.

~Sarah, Adult Services

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