The Book of Numbers

John H. Conway

The Book of Numbers, written by John H. Conway, has garnered praise from multiple sources for its engaging and accessible approach to number theory. Ian Stewart of New Scientist has noted that readers can dive into this book without worrying about excessive head scratching. Similarly, Science News described the book as a delightful look at numbers and their roles in various aspects of life, including language, flowers, and human imagination.

For those who find mathematics intimidating, Wisconsin Bookwatch assures readers that this book is a fun and fascinating tour of numerical topics and concepts, and one can expect to contemplate ideas that they never before thought were understandable or even possible. The Library Journal has even gone as far as calling it a popularization of number theory that has the potential to become a classic. With such acclaim, it’s easy to see why The Book of Numbers is an appealing read for those interested in mathematics.