The boy who loved math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos

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Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty. Instead, he traveled around the world, from one mathematician to the next, collaborating on an astonishing number of publications. With a simple,lyrical text and richly layered illustrations, this is a beautiful introduction to the world of math and a fascinating look at the unique character traits that made "Uncle Paul" a great man. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013

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subject_facet Erdős, Paul, -- 1913-1996 -- Juvenile literature
Mathematicians -- Hungary -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdös
title_full The Boy Who Loved Math The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdös / by Deborah Heiligman ; pictures by LeUyen Pham
title_short The boy who loved math :
title_sub The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
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Erdős, Paul
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Science