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Topic: A novel with some math in it?
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Edward (Ed) D. Laughbaum

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Re: A novel with some math in it?
Posted: Jul 12, 2012 11:04 AM
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You might also consider the book /The House of Wisdom: How Arabic
Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave us the Renaissance/ by Jim
Al-Khalili, copyright 2010. It is not a novel and the title suggests it
is about science, but it includes mathematics, and non-fiction is always
more interesting than fiction ;-) (my bias is coming through). Keep in
mind that the level of science and mathematics from 800 to 1200 AD was
not at a high level. Thus, the lay reader should be able to handle it.



On 7/10/2012 6:36 AM, Seese, Lillian M. wrote:
> Can anyone provide me with some advice? I am in a book club where
> everyone but me is either an English teacher or a librarian. It is my
> turn to recommend a novel for us to read. A year ago I chose "The
> Housekeeper and the Professor" (by Yoko Ogawa) which had just enough
> math in it to keep everyone interested. I'd love to come up with a
> book that has a little math in it again this year, but I'm coming up
> empty handed. Does anyone have a suggestion?
> Lillian Seese
> Professor of Mathematics
> St. Louis Community College at Meramec
> 11333 Big Bend Blvd. Kirkwood MO 63122
> 314-984-7773

Edward Laughbaum
The Ohio State University
231 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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