I love book recommendations, don’t you? This one comes from Jenee` Crayne, Evening Liberal Arts Major, a student in Marsha Pendergass’ Professional Writing class. Thanks to both of you!
Fermat’s Enigma, by Simon Singh
Take an intriguing trip through 2,512 years of mathematics. Whether you like math or not, this book is a fascinating journey through the evolution of our mathematical culture. Fermat’s Enigma is full of insights and drama: the Pythagorean Brotherhood, duels to the death, women masquerading as male mathematicians, and a theorem which evaded the most brilliant minds for 350 years. Simon Singh is a fantastic writer. He weaves the stories of many people and time periods effortlessly with wit, accuracy, and humor. I invite you to set down your prejudices surrounding math and take an adventure through time. At around 300 pages, Fermat’s Enigma is a fun and quick read, even if you say you hate math.