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Drawbridge Up: Mathematics--A Cultural Anathema Hardcover – Apr 27 2001


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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press; 1 edition (April 27 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156881156X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568811567
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 12.1 x 18.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 141 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,390,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" ""The German poet and essayist Hans Magnus Enzensberger was an invited speaker at the 1998 International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin. His talk, analyzing the exclusion of mathematics from the cultural sphere by the public, is the basis of..."" -Agnes Tuska, MAA Online, October 2001
""An important argument, nicely and quickly presented."" -Complet-Reviews.com, November 2005"

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Read Mumford's preface Jan. 21 2015
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