A Dingo Ate My Math Book
What do you give a mathematician who likes only mathematics if you want to expand her geographical horizon? I just got such a gift: A math book that made me feel that I was in Australia. The book, A Dingo Ate My Math Book: Mathematics from Down Under, written by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross, has lovely essays, nice pictures, and a strong Australian flavor.
This is a brilliant and richly rewarding book! Its central focus is mathematics, but presented in a fascinating way, based, “chapter” by “chapter”, on some local place, or event, or idea, as well as some not-so-local but universally interesting mathematical ideas.16 December 2022, 4:29 am