Alfred S. PosamentierNov 23, 2022
The Secret Lives of Numbers
Numerals and Their Peculiarities in Mathematics and Beyond
Prometheus Books 2022
Alfred S. Posamentier's The Secret Lives of Numbers: Numerals and Their Peculiarities in Mathematics and Beyond (Prometheus Books, 2022) is the first book I’ve ever seen written by a mathematician that will absolutely, definitely, certainly appeal to people who love numbers and who don’t love mathematics. I would urge all listeners to tell everyone they know who has a fascination with numbers to listen to this podcast, especially if they don’t love mathematics because they will definitely love this book. Hopefully the love of numbers will translate into an appreciation of mathematics -- if not for them, then for their children.