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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book but beware of the Kindle edition, 10 Jan. 2011
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As with most of the other reviews I found this book very interesting with lots of intriguing detail and no desire to avoid the maths.

Nahin's book "Dr Euler's Fabulous Formula" can be similarly recommended.

A word of warning. I made the mistake of buying the Kindle edition which is poorly typeset and has very low quality graphics used to render the equations. Typical of examples I have found so far are a multiplication sign replaced by a minus sign, square root symbol replaced by a "V" and so on. All of this interferes with the flow of thought while reading and I am reasonably sure does not exist in the paper version.

The 5 star rating is for the author's intended version of the book and certainly not for the Kindle production of it.
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2011 16:12:25 GMT
Kevin Roche says:
I'll second this. I haven't read this book fully yet, although I have previously read the hardback version of Dr Euler's Fabulous Formula.
I downloaded the Kindle version of this book and got through 4 chapters before deciding to give up and get the print version instead. The Kindle version is absolutely riddled with poorly transcribed text and low quality graphics - avoid.
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