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The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
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Roaring Brook Press 2013
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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.

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Street Date:
06/25/2013
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781466839526
ASIN:
B00D6KEHWI
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
550
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Deborah Heiligman. (2013). The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos. Roaring Brook Press.

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Deborah Heiligman. 2013. The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos. Roaring Brook Press.

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Deborah Heiligman, The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos. Roaring Brook Press, 2013.

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Deborah Heiligman. The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos. Roaring Brook Press, 2013. Web.

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