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Man Who Counted, the (1949) [Novel]
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Malba Tahan is the creation of a celebrated Brazilian mathematician who was looking for a way to bring some of the mysteries and delights of mathematics to a wider public. He turned out to be a born storyteller.

The adventures of Beremiz Samir, The Man Who Counted, take the reader on an exotic journey in which, time and again, he summons his extraordinary mathematical powers to settle disputes, give wise advice, overcome dangerous enemies, and win for himself fame, fortune, and rich rewards. As we accompany him, we learn much of the history of famous mathematicians who preceded him; we undergo a series of trials at the hands of the wise men of the day; and we come to admire the warm wisdom and patience that earn him the respect and affection of those whose problems he resolves so astutely. In the grace of their telling, these stories hold unusual delights for the reader.

Original title: Homem que calculava.
Original languages: Portuguese


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Man Who Counted, the

Man Who Counted, the (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Alastair Reid Leslie Clark
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Man Who Counted, the (February 1993)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393309348
Dimensions: 6.8 x 7.0 x 0.7
Pages: 244

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