# E–pub Lire [What Is Mathematics? An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods]

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**can be let to the Nevertheless it is a beautiful book and I shall keep it as a handy reference to the subject I have one criticism which is that the text dates from 1941 but recent developments are set out in an appendix written by Ian Stewart in 1996 It would have been useful to have the main text marked up to show where there is further matter in the appendix Parmi toutes les sciences**

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tells an interesting story But unlike some journalism the story has to be true The bestan interesting story But unlike some journalism the story has to be true The best is like literature it brings a story to life before our eyes and involves Sophrologie et activités ludiques pour les 3-12 ans (Aider à grandir) you in it intellectually and emotionally What is Mathematics is like a fine piece of literature it opens a window onto the world of mathematics for anyone interested to vie.