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Can you recommend a book that contains a history of mathematical problems and stories about the lives of mathematicians?

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Title: Mathematical Medley : Fifty Easy Pieces on Mathematics.
Author: George Szpiro
For nonspecialists, Szpiro uses 50 stories to explain math problems that have recently been solved, recently published research, and mathematical observations about contemporary life, as well as anecdotal stories about the lives of mathematicians and famous old problems. These include anecdotes about proofs, prime numbers, fractals, real-life problems like wobbly tables and exact change, people like Bella Abramovna Subbotovskaya and Jacob Bernouilli, and problems relating to traveling, planes, the brain, language, Rubik's cubes, Tic-Tac-Toe, money, and cell phones.
Call Number: QA93 .S97 2010
Answered by John McDonald

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