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Alex Bellos has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford University. Curator-in-residence at the Science Museum and the Guardian's math blogger, he has worked in London and Rio de Janeiro, where he was the paper's unusually numerate foreign correspondent. In 2002 he wrote Futebol, a critically acclaimed book about Brazilian football, and in 2006 he ghostwrote Pel 's autobiography, which was a number one bestseller. Here's Looking at Euclid was shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize and was a Sunday Times bestseller for more than four months.
"An expansive overview of numbers and figures, and those who find
them irresistible....A smorgasbord for math fans of all
abilities."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A delightful worldwide tour of the most interesting and weirdest in math."--The Daily Beast
"A lively romp through many different fields of mathematics."