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This is not your usual popular puzzle book as it explains 7 unsolved prize problems in mathematics. It's a very fine survey of history and state of the art. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gderf
I really enjoy these types of books. Ranks up there with Music of PrimesPublished 10 months ago by ML Ash
Explaining hard concepts in mathematics fluidly so that a lay person can understand and enjoy it is really a desired skill for a mathematician to have. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Burak Selcuk Soyer
The subjects are complicated and require some background math. I am having to refresh some of my math background before reading further.Published on November 22, 2012 by V. Kulkarni
As always, when I order math books at Amazon, I do that for 3 or 4 items together. When I receive them, it is often difficult to chose with which one to start. Read morePublished on August 2, 2012 by D L. van Krimpen
Written to be interesting and amusing. It doesn't go deep into the problems because it would make the book unreadable for non-mathematicians, buy yet it goes as far as possible to... Read morePublished on September 16, 2011 by LE
The author has patiently described in plain language the seven most challenging mathematical problems as announced by the Clay Institute back in 2000. Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by Hamid Nassiri
In his lucid, entertaining style, Keith Devlin brings the problems and their excitement to a lay audience by developing the mathematical background necessary to understand them,... Read morePublished on May 11, 2011 by Berglund Center for Internet Studies