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#1 2015-09-24 01:10:49

ganesh
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My all-time favorite books

1. According to the Evidence: My Proof of Man's Extraterrestrial Origins [Erich von Daniken]

2. A Brief History of Time : A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes is a 1988 popular-science book by British physicist Stephen Hawking. It became a bestseller and sold more than 10 million copies in 20 years.

3. The Fifth Miracle : The origin of life remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of science. Is life a bizarre chemical accident, unique to the Earth's history?
Published: 1998
Author: Paul Davies

4. Fermat's Last Theorem is a popular science book by Simon Singh. It tells the story of the search for a proof of Fermat's last theorem, first conjectured by Pierre de Fermat in 1637.
Published: 1997
Author: Simon Singh
Subjects: Fermat's Last Theorem.

5. A History of Pi is a 1970 non-fiction book by Petr Beckmann that presents a layman's introduction to the concept of the mathematical constant pi.

6. e: the Story of a Number : by Eli Maor
The story of [pi] has been told many times, both in scholarly works and in popular books. But its close relative, the number e, has fared less well: despite the central role it plays in mathematics, its history has never before been written for a general audience. The present work fills this gap.
Published May 24th 1998 by Princeton University Press (first published January 1st 1993).

Last edited by ganesh (2015-09-24 02:11:34)


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#2 2015-09-24 03:51:04

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Re: My all-time favorite books

That's interesting. Thanks


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#3 2015-09-24 05:26:57

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Re: My all-time favorite books

Agnishom,

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#4 2015-09-24 07:25:17

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Re: My all-time favorite books

The first one is a great book.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#5 2015-09-24 14:48:35

ganesh
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Re: My all-time favorite books

Hi bobbym,

bobbym wrote:

The first one is a great book.

Yes, it certainly is. Thanks, bobbym!


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