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I really relate to the Derb. I'm an old-school tech-nerd (BS Engineering, 1973, learned the slide rule as a freshman; read Scientific American Magazine--especially Martin Gardner's... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Regular Guy
Ever wondered why the heck they taught you algebra, and the quadratic equation? This book will show those first beginnings of algebra in their broadest context. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Wold
If you've ever wanted to know where the Algebra you studied in school came from, thois book is for you!Published 14 months ago by KC
Bought this after reading the biography of Alan Turing and realising that I have forgotten almost everything I ever knew about Algebra.Published 18 months ago by Salmotrutt
I love Derbyshire. He combines history with technical proofs in a lighthearted way.Published 20 months ago by good student
Perfect supplement for any secondary or higher math teacher.Published on July 21, 2014 by Lars Neises
As someone who has already been exposed to many, if not most, of the ideas in this book, I was hoping that it would be more interesting to me than the usual popular math book. Read morePublished on July 9, 2014 by Nishant