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Author: | Mario Livio |

Reading Level (Conceptual): | Sophisticated readers |

Reading Level (Vocabulary): | Children 12 and up |

Genre: | Non-fiction, biography |

Year of publication: | 2009 |

I never thought I'd get my fill of non-fiction books about mathematicians. And this is not really a bad one. Maybe it was the silly title and the author's transition from that religious question to the more chicken-and-egg question: Do humans invent mathematics or do they discover mathematical principles? | |

Guess my question is, "Why do I care?" Anyway, I found Livio's discussion of the achievements and ideas of the Greeks, including Pythagoras, very interesting. -- Emily | |

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