From Library Journal
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Conway is one of the preeminent mathematicians of our generation. This book is a must have. His approach is always fascinating and enlightening. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Moribund Alpaca
I love this book! It does not, in any way, "dumb down" numbers for children. It is very thoughtful and well presented. I am excited to read this book aloud to my children. Read morePublished 22 months ago by scdweller
The sections at the beginning of the book are a sheer delight. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on figurative numbers, which shows how to get sums of powers of numbers by... Read morePublished on January 30, 2014 by Martin P. Cohen
There are fewer numbers than I was expecting, especially given the title, but it is still a very good read.Published on April 3, 2013 by David
I don't suppose there are many sales to Welsh-speaking mathematicians but it's unfortunate
that the Welsh word for "three" is rendered as "toi". It's "tri". Read more
Fascinating overview of the many different types of numbers. It made me think, like a book of puzzles. I really like the geometrical interpretations in the early chapters. Read morePublished on October 13, 2010 by Giant Panda
Horrible - the beginning of Chapter 2 is a prime example of confusion both textually and graphically. Read morePublished on March 28, 2009 by ReadySetGo
I own a lot of books on Mathematics and Mathematical topics. This book truly is my favorite. The color illustrations, the other drawings and diagrams make the topics very... Read morePublished on November 27, 2008 by R. H. Pratt
I enjoyed reading this book very much. But I do not agree with the reviewers who say it does not require more than a highschool level in mathematics.
I have an M.Sc. Read more