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Apoorva Khare is currently a research associate in mathematics and statistics at Stanford University. Anna Lachowska is a lecturer in mathematics at Yale University.


"A whirlwind tour through mathematics and its applications to the real world, laced with stimulating exercises and fascinating historical insights. Destined to become a classic of mathematical exposition."-Eli Maor, author of e: the Story of a Number and Trigonometric Delights -- Eli Maor
"Khare and Lachowska introduce bite-size pieces of important math by surrounding them with interesting context, from the Monty Hall problem for probability to a story by Dino Buzzati for velocity. Math treated with seriousness and fun."-Michael Frame, co-author, with Benoit Mandelbrot, of Fractals, Graphics, and Mathematics Education -- Michael Frame
"It is an excellent book, well-suited for a thoughtful, quantitatively-rigorous `Math for Humanists' course."-William Goldbloom Bloch, author of The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel -- William Goldbloom Bloch
"The authors have assembled a fascinating group of very interesting topics."-Richard Bedient, Hamilton College -- Richard Bedient

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