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This is one of the best books about mathematics I have ever read. The author, Marcus Du Sautoy, a Math teacher at the Oxford University, is a great divulger, so everybody, reading his assay, can understand all the scientific notions which are contained in the book. It deals with one of the big-gest unsolved problems of maths, that consists of finding an order to the sequence of the prime numbers. Du Sautoy makes the readers travel through the time and get very close to the most bril-liant minds that worked for long and with passion to solve this enigma. His great ability is to break the sequences that deal with a lot with mathematics inserting other kind of episodes, that general-ly describe a particular moment in the life of the protagonists, showing us their human and private aspects. In this way, the reading is never heavy, but it is lightened by these digressions. The writer can convey the enthusiasm of the mathematicians involved in this story and he got me much more interested and curious for the abstract world he described in his book.
(Sry for my bad English!)
Personally would have liked a bit more actual Maths, but still a very interesting read