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Out of the Mouths of Mathematicians: A Quotation Book for Philomaths (Spectrum Series of the Mathematical Association of America) Paperback – October 1, 1993


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  • Series: Spectrum Series of the Mathematical Association of America
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Mathematical Assn of Amer; 1ST edition (October 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883855097
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883855096
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,730,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charles Ashbacher HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 31, 2000
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Mathematicians may be extraordinary thinkers, but they occasionally have something inspirational or profound to say as well, and many of those sayings have been collected in this book. It is clear that the author considers this a labor of love, as the amount of research that had to be done to put this book together must have been very substantial. The quotes are organized into categories such as "the creative process in mathematics", "mathematics and the arts", "about mathematicians", "anecdotes and humor" and "mathematics education." This makes it much easier to find a quote where the point coincides with the one you want to make.
If there was ever a mathematics book designed for browsing, it is this one. Find a copy and spend some time looking through it. It is an effort well spent.
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