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by Simon Singh (First Anchor Books Edition, Oct 1998)"Fermat's Engima" One Sentence Summary: Several hundred years
of math gossip, now with layman's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem!What I Liked About It: Does a good job of slowly building up to
the layman's explanation of the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem ; Really
interesting to see the 'human side' of math historyWhat I Disliked About It: It took a while to sink in that the book
was slowly building up to the proof on purpose, as opposed to merely being
distracted by tangents. |

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by ??? (????)"My Life As A Quant" One Sentence Summary: I coulda been a
(physics) contender!What I Liked About It: Fascinating autobiography of someone who
initially wanted to go into physics, but then realized he wasn't going to
ever join the pantheon of great physicists.What I Disliked About It: After a while it has kind of a 'slide show'
feel to it - I think it almost has too much of a 'diary' feel to it, without
enough insightful commentary. |

Fiction |