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One of the advantages of running a new book notification service like Any New Books is that I come across a lot of exciting math books that have just been released. Feel free to subscribe there for weekly updates on new math books. Here, however, I’d like to...

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Several years ago (wow, it was 2008 – how time flies!), I wrote about The Princeton Companion to Mathematics. At the time I dubbed it, “the nicest math book I own”, and to this day, it has stood the test of time. What not everyone might know is that...

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Bill Gates recently published a blog post The Best Teacher I Never Had with an attached video extolling the virtues of Richard Feynman, the Nobel Prize winning physicist and Caltech professor, as a teacher. Was Richard Feynman a great teacher? One of Feynman’s...

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