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The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdős / by Deborah Heiligman ; pictures by LeUyen Pham.

By: Heiligman, Deborah [author.].
Contributor(s): Pham, LeUyen [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013Edition: First edition.Description: 37 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781596433076 (hardback); 1596433078 (hardback).Other title: Improbable life of Paul Erdös.Subject(s): Erdős, Paul, 1913-1996 -- Juvenile literature | Erdős, Paul, 1913-1996 | Mathematicians -- Hungary -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Mathematicians -- Hungary -- BiographyGenre/Form: Picture books for children.DDC classification: 510.92 | B Summary: Growing up in Hungary during WWI, Erdos tried school but chafed at the rules and convinced his mother that he should study at home. He was fascinated by numbers from an early age, and by the time he was 20, he was known as The Magician from Budapest. Unable to do common tasks such as cooking, laundry, or driving, he spent his adult life flying around the world, staying with other mathematicians, and working collaboratively on challenging math problems.
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Growing up in Hungary during WWI, Erdos tried school but chafed at the rules and convinced his mother that he should study at home. He was fascinated by numbers from an early age, and by the time he was 20, he was known as The Magician from Budapest. Unable to do common tasks such as cooking, laundry, or driving, he spent his adult life flying around the world, staying with other mathematicians, and working collaboratively on challenging math problems.

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