‘What’s the point?’

An engaging book for our maths-shy age
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October 2021, no. 436
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The Art of More: How mathematics created civilisation by Michael Brooks

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‘What’s the point?’

An engaging book for our maths-shy age
by
October 2021, no. 436

Were you one of those reluctant mathematics students who complained, ‘What’s the point of all this?’ If so, rest assured: Michael Brooks has made a compelling case for the role mathematics has played in making ‘civilisation’ possible. If you still need convincing, he also discusses research suggesting that doing maths is good for your brain.

Robyn Arianrhod reviews 'The Art of More: How mathematics created civilisation' by Michael Brooks

The Art of More: How mathematics created civilisation

by Michael Brooks

Scribe, $32.99 pb, 320 pp

Buy this book

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