22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
A very readable look at the world of modern maths.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Science Masters: The Magical Maze: Seeing the World Through Mathematical Eyes (Paperback)
As a first year maths undergraduate looking for something enjoyable and readable that would also help to keep me in a mathematical mood over the long summer vacation I turned to this book with high expectations and it did not disappoint. It addresses a wide variety of aspects of modern maths, some of which were familiar and others completely new to me, linking them together as a journey through a maze, each subject being explained as you move along a passage.
As you pass through the maze, you learn about many things, not just mathematical, but also things from the biological world, for example. The text is equally accessible to people with no maths experience as it assumes very little knowledge, but works through everything bit by bit.
All in all, this is a very enjoyable book for anyone wishing to stretch their mind a little, whilst still being a good read, and is thoroughly recommended.