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Excellent reading for the math/science inclined!
Wish I had found this information years ago. It's amazing that one can go through nine years of college and not get exposed... Read more
I bought this book about 7 years ago, but at that time I was reading excellent Leon Lederman's "Symmetry And The Beautiful Universe". Read morePublished 8 months ago by Regnal
TETCBS is manna for pop history~bio/math/science junkies. As other readers have noted -- some critically -- there's not a lot of math per se in this book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Librum
The author traces the quest for the solutions of various polynomial-based equations through the centuries, from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, and Greeks, to the preservation... Read morePublished on January 28, 2012 by Ulfilas
The book is very detailed and very well done. What fascinates me is its readability and the profoundness of the ideas it presents. Read morePublished on November 30, 2010 by Luis Carlos Gonzalez
Livio's novel delivers when he stays with Galois' inspiring and tragic story. While I can't find the exact quote in the book, a phrase I often use was inspired by reading this... Read morePublished on December 12, 2009 by V. Dean
I wanted to learn about Symmetry but got way more... I finally get General Relativity.
The author uses a technique that I find both captivating and incredibly powerful... Read more
This is a hack job by someone who is clearly interested in the subject matter, but handles it very unevenly. Read morePublished on May 2, 2009 by Gerald Hawkins