The Boy Who Loved Math

The Boy Who Loved Math

The Improbably Life of Paul Erdos

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
An introduction to the unconventional life of the eminent mathematician describes the phenomenal math talents he demonstrated from an early age while revealing how he was often stymied by everyday tasks.

McMillan Palgrave

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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An introduction to the unconventional life of the eminent mathematician describes the phenomenal math talents he demonstrated from an early age while revealing how he was often stymied by everyday tasks. By the National Book Award finalist author of Charles and Emma.

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781596433076
1596433078
Branch Call Number: J B ERDOS
Characteristics: p. cm
Additional Contributors: Pham, LeUyen - Illustrator

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