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The man who counted : a collection of mathematical adventures

Author: Malba Tahan
Publisher: New York : Norton, [1993]. ©1993
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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An exotic journey in which, time and again, Beremiz Samir, the man who counted, summons his extraordinary mathematical powers to settle disputes, give wise advice, overcome dangerous enemies, and win for himself fame, fortune, and rich rewards.
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Genre/Form: Puzzles and games
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malba Tahan
ISBN: 0393034305 9780393034301 0393309347 9780393309348 9780393351477 0393351475
OCLC Number: 25965089
Notes: Translation of: O homem que calculava.
Description: 244 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: A meeting of the minds --
Someone to count on --
Beasts of burden --
Food for thought --
In so many words --
Trials by numbers --
Going to market --
Seventh heaven --
In the stars --
Bird in the hand --
For good measure --
Circular reasoning --
Friendship knows no bounds --
An eternal truth --
Squared away --
The game plan --
Of apples and ants --
A perilous pearl --
Sailor's choice --
The power of ten --
The writing on the wall --
Half and half --
All is relative --
Eureka! --
The questions commence --
One for the book --
History in the making --
False hopes --
Single-handed success --
Three of a kind --
In black and white --
A balancing act --
Eye to eye --
Of life and love.
Other Titles: Homem que calculava.
Responsibility: Malba Tahan ; illustrated by Patricia Reid Baquero & translated by Leslie Clark and Alastair Reid.

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An exotic journey in which, time and again, Beremiz Samir, the man who counted, summons his extraordinary mathematical powers to settle disputes, give wise advice, overcome dangerous enemies, and win for himself fame, fortune, and rich rewards.

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Entretaining and Educative

by macs55 (WorldCat user published 2010-07-01) Excellent Permalink

Most of the young do not like math, but after reading this wonderful book their concept of math will change in a positive way.

It is a great way to learn how to...
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