Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The Man of Numbers

Just got a tweet from Keith Devlin reminding all that his soon to be released biography of  Fibonacci is on sale at 35% off for preorders.  This is one of those characters in math history who should be on the reading list of every middle and high school teacher.  I wasn't asked to review it (shame on you Mr. Devlin) but given the subject, his level of knowledge, and the number of really great books he has already written, I'm betting it will be a great one.  I put mine on order today...  Just in time for summer reading on the beach...
The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution

4 comments:

Steven Colyer said...

He was born in such a lonely time to converse with the other mathematical greats. He dominated the century in which he was born, and many afterwards.

KeithDevlin said...

Your review copy should be on its way soon! :-) [But these pre-publication review copies don't have the great full color photos. :-( ] KD

Pat B said...

K Devlin,
Thank you sir, you are a gentleman and a scholar...

Pat B said...

Steven, I think of Fibonacci as a link between the great Arabic scholars of the 8-13th century, and the great western scholars to come after... we all stand on the shoulders of giants.. (and they better be big to hold my weight)...