An Invitation to Mathematics
by Arnold Dresden
Publisher: H. Holt and Company 1936
Number of pages: 453
Mankind may be in a better position to deal with the baffling problems which confront it in the modern world if an understanding of mathematics were the rule rather than the exception. The author's aim is to give a reader who has but little knowledge of the technique of mathematics, an insight into the character of at least some of the important questions with which mathematics is concerned, to acquaint him with some of its methods, to lead him to recognize its intimate relation to human experience and to bring him to an appreciation of its unique beauty.
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by Hermann Schubert - The Open Court Publishing
The mathematical essays in this volume are by one of the most successful teachers and text-book writers of Germany. The essays are full of suggestions for elementary mathematical teachers and students, as well as for non-mathematical readers.
by William F. White - The Open Court Publishing Company
The tendency to select the problems and illustrations of mathematics mostly from the scientific and commercial activities of today, is one with which the writer is in accord. Moreover, amusement is one of the fields of applied mathematics.
by Lewis Carroll - MacMillan
This is a short text Carroll wrote to introduce children to logical reasoning, specifically set logic. The text does a good job of explaining basic logical theory in a way that children can understand. A great brain teaser for readers of all ages.
by J. E. Littlewood - Methuen And Company Limited
Anyone open to the idea of looking through a popular book on mathematics should be able to get on with this one. It contains pieces of technical mathematics; these can all be skipped without prejudice to the rest, and a coherent story will remain.