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Math Reviews

This is the place that I comment on books I liked, books I don't like, and books that otherwise struck my interest. The focus here is on mathematics construed broadly.

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

This is the story of Paul Erdős: his life and his work. Hoffman is not a mathematician, but does describe Erdős' discoveries, though in an accessible manner. The book is an excellent biography, and a passable introduction for the neophyte to the mysteries of number theory. For those interested in the details, the book has a bibliography, source notes, and a full index.

The Book of Numbers

Surreal Numbers

A Mathematical Introduction to Logic