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Great Fun. Great Education.,
This review is from: Calculus and Pizza: A Cookbook for the Hungry Mind (Paperback)
I can only say that this was the most educational math book I have read, and I liked it for all the reasons the author gives: (1) Many beginner calculus books are too big. Most people don't read big books. However, this book is a comfortable size. (2) Many "popular" calculus books don't have exercises. The basic philosophy of Calculus and Pizza is learning by doing. (3) Most importantly, no Intro calculus books have a pizza chef teaching you. For example, in what other book will you find meatballs rolling down Fifth Avenue in New York City or pizza restaurants overrun by bacterial colonies run wild?
The other big selling point for this book are the numerous solved problems. These problems alone give the book a lot of "meat" -- if you pardon the pun.