Bellos’s (2010) Grapes of Math is not a book about the history of mathematics, although he includes maths histories. It is not a math textbook, although he leads the reader through a variety of mathematical concepts. It does not follow the life of a great mathematician, scientist, or philosopher, although they make their presence known throughout the book. Rather, Grapes of Math it lies at the intersection of these concepts. It is a book of stories, stories of mathematical ideas and the cultures that informed their development. And Bellos is a gifted storyteller.
"Storied Numbers A Review of Alex Bellos’s Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 20
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol20/iss1/7
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