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Old October 3 2006, 07:30 PM   #52
Re: Recommend your favorite Science or Technology book.

I just got started on The Man Who Loved Only Numbers, a biography of Paul Erdos. Most non-mathematicians won't know the name, but he had a reputation as one of the most eccentric (and most brilliant) mathematicians ever. He didn't even have a home; he would show up at another mathematician's house, unannounced, and say, "My brain is open," and just walk in and ... take root there. And since the host inevitably got his name as a collaborator on a brilliant paper, no one minded too much.
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