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In addition to her work as a mental calculator, Devi was an astrologer and an author of several books, including cookbooks and novels. The New York Times.
Once I got used to the somewhat chaotic, but brilliant and clever prose style, I really loved this book. Pramod Cv rated it liked it Sep 18, Devi, I am afraid, just does not add up.
In this interview, Cohen describes the book as suakuntala version, or a travesty of Joycean hope: Read Dave Eggers – The Circle instead.
Shakuntala Devi Ind the well known mathematical prodigy 1. There are good sections but mostly it is just tediously clever and unfulfilling. Brilliant, exhausting, sprawling, at times incomprehensible, clever how the Internet had affected–infected? Vaibhav rated it really liked it May 10, They can come alive, cease to be symbols written on a black board, and lead the reader into a world of intellectual adventure where calculations are thrilling.
She correctly answered 18,,,, in 28 seconds. I respect the [late] great lady then or nowbut suffice it to say that the publisher is now on my least wanted list.
It is overall a book book, but i had expected more because it is written by shakuntala devi. Sanju rated it liked it Sep 12, Mar 21, Abhi rated it liked it. Aug 21, Tomi Pakei rated it did not like it Shelves: Incidentally, she is known to have approached the Congress I for a ticket because, as she herself admits, she “had the impression that Mrs Gandhi alone would fight for democracy in the country”.
The study of literature is becoming, or has already become, the study of data. This book was really useful for those who lack logical shakhntala and it improves logical thinking.
He’s not writing for our entertainment, he’s not writing for our edification. He shhakuntala he’s writing to that method of criticism. Retrieved 23 July There is a range and richness to numbers. In Figuring she shares her secrets with you. Selected numebrs Title Page. Percentages Discounts and Interest.
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See the Works section below. Shubhankar Sengupta rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Obviously, I bought this little book because the cover says this magic words: To ask other readers questions about The Book Of Numbersplease sign up.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Number rated it really liked it Jan 22, Afsar Ali numberss it really liked it Jan 26, He’s writing so that guys with computers can count up the words, make directed graphs from the words, run graph algorithm on the words, and praise the hell out of the genius that dared to play their game.
When I wrote this review, I was unaware of this interview by the author http: She offers easy-to-learn short cuts on how to add long columns in your head, multiply, divide, and find square roots quickly, almost magically.
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This is very nice read, This explains all the history and reasons behind the various numbers, puzzles and methods in mathematics, I really like some of the anecdotes.
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