Saturday, December 7, 2013

Excitement... from 1984

The math bibliophile in me is always excited when our local public library holds a used book sale... and today my lucky find was "Mathematics: People Problems Results," a 3-volume anthology set from 1984, edited by Douglas Campbell and John Higgins. It looks to be a scrumptious set of ~90 rich essays (including some classics) from a great panoply of superb (and famous) writers/mathematicians. As I've said before, math is so timeless that even a 30-year-old book-set like this can contain fabulous stuff.

This all reminds me that the current caption contest over at MathTango only has two entrants thus far and I'll probably end it next Sunday (the 15th), so give those folks some competition and get your entries in.

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