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on 1 December 2010
The book covers some interesting topics in maths, and the history behind them - string theory & multidimensional space, the "discovery" of zero & decimal points, the Koenigsberg problem, Mobius strips, magic squares, Fibonacci series, tangrams, pi and the golden ratio. But the historical notes are brief and (as the previous reviewer noted) targeted at mathematically literate adults, whereas the long introductions to each topic by Penrose the cat are written for primary school children. It is unclear who is the target audience for the book. There are much better books on maths for children, and on the history of maths, and mashing the two of them together really doesn't work.
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