She found a slot in the Guiness Book of World Record for her outstanding ability. Born in in a poor family in Bangalore, Shakuntala Devi dropped out of school because her father, a circus worker, could not afford the monthly school fee of Rs 2. She grew up in a slum and at a very young age, her mathematical abilities were recognized by her father. There is an interesting anecdote about how he recognized it.
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Return to Book Page. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Book Of Numbers , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of The Book Of Numbers. It's Devi's, or is it? Obviously, I bought this little book because the cover says this magic words: 'Shakuntala Devi' you know, the lady from India who had that unique habit of wreaking havoc on world's best computers.
But after a few pages, let alone when finishing it, it struck me check out the cover title : "Shakuntala Devi's The Book of Numbers" I mean, apart from being grammatically questionable or ridiculously bombastic for such a little book, the fact that one particular book is Jane's It's Devi's, or is it?
But after a few pages, let alone when finishing it, it struck me check out the cover title : "Shakuntala Devi's The Book of Numbers" I mean, apart from being grammatically questionable or ridiculously bombastic for such a little book, the fact that one particular book is Jane's or Jane owns the book or even a couple of Jane's ideas are used in the book DOESN'T necessarily mean that Jane wrote that book, right?
I respect the [late] great lady then or now , but suffice it to say that the publisher is now on my least wanted list. This is very nice read, This explains all the history and reasons behind the various numbers, puzzles and methods in mathematics, I really like some of the anecdotes. Overall very nice read would give some good ideas for programmers to solve problem more efficiently.
Mar 21, Abhilash rated it liked it. It is overall a good book, but i had expected more because it is written by shakuntala devi. Sep 05, Ritesh Mishra added it. I want purchase this from Durgapur Market. Can it be possible? I am also writing mathematical tricks so that I can publish that. Can you please suggest me Which will be the best publication. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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