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The Boy Who Loved Math

The Improbable Life Of Paul Erdős

By Deborah Heiligman

Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty. Instead, he traveled around the world, from one mathematician to the next, collaborating on an astonishing number of publications. With a simple, lyrical text and richly layered illustrations, this is a beautiful introduction to the world of math and a fascinating look at the unique character traits that made "Uncle Paul" a great man.

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2013

ISBN

1596433078


Format: Book
Author: Heiligman, Deborah
Summary: An introduction to the unconventional life of the eminent mathematician describes the phenomenal math talents he demonstrated from an early age while revealing how he was often stymied by everyday tasks.
Title: The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdős / by Deborah Heiligman ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
Publisher Date: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
Subject: Erdős, Paul, 1913-1996 -- Juvenile literature. Mathematicians -- Hungary -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 1596433078 9781596433076
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System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: CB Erdos
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Bib Id: 442918

Format: Book
Author: Heiligman, Deborah
Summary: An introduction to the unconventional life of the eminent mathematician describes the phenomenal math talents he demonstrated from an early age while revealing how he was often stymied by everyday tasks.
Title: The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdős / by Deborah Heiligman ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
Description: 37 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Target Audience Note: 3-8
Subjects: Erdős, Paul, 1913-1996 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Mathematicians -- Hungary -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Pham, LeUyen ill.
LCCN: 2012029744
ISBN: 1596433078
ISBN: 9781596433076
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: CB Erdos