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Book Review: Antifragile

Antifragile:  Things That Gain From Disorder, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb This book reminded me, if such a reminder was necessary, that we are frequently in a situation where we need words to describe concepts that are hard for us to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fooled By Randomness

Fooled By Randomness:  The Hidden Role Of Chance In Life And In The Markets, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Some books feel like treatises where the author seeks to present himself as being the first and/or last word on a given … Continue reading

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Book Review: Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks

Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks, by G. Patrick Vennebush From time to time I read books about jokes or reflect about what jokes are made about different groups of people [1], and although I am not the sort of person … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why We Make Mistakes

Why We Make Mistakes:  How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things In Seconds, And Are All Pretty sure We Are Way Above Average, by Joseph T. Hallinan I was recommended this book by an online friend of mine, and although … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio:  The Story Of Phi, The World’s Most Astonishing Number, by Mario Livio Perhaps the most telling moment in this generally enjoyable book was when the author made the statement that a lot of people point to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Glorious Golden Ratio

The Glorious Golden Ratio, by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann Quite honestly, this book disturbed me at least a little bit.  There are at least two ways that one can take this book as a reader.  One is to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hidden Figures

Hidden Figure:  The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win The Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly Although I watched the movie that was based on an early version of this book when … Continue reading

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Video Review: Great Courses: The Secrets Of Mental Math

Great Courses:  The Secrets Of Mental Math, by Professor Arthur T. Benjamin The professor of this great course is something he considers a mathemagician, the sort of person who is deeply passionate about mathematics [1] as well as in countering … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Meaning Of Relativity

The Meaning Of Relativity, by Albert Einstein It’s a good thing this book has an introduction, because this particular work presents a bit of a conundrum for many readers, myself included.  This short book, which including two appendices of some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Yes, God Is A Mathematician

Yes, God Is A Mathematician:  The World’s Most Ancient Mystery:  The Secret Of Vedas Cracked, by Dhanesh Kumar M. [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This was … Continue reading

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