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The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdos

Author: Deborah Heiligman; LeUyen Pham
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Primary school : English
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Paul Erdős; Paul Erdős
Material Type: Biography, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Heiligman; LeUyen Pham
ISBN: 9781596433076 1596433078
OCLC Number: 809365646
Target Audience: 3-8
Description: 37 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Responsibility: by Deborah Heiligman ; pictures by LeUyen Pham.

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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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