Book Study 3/1/2014. What is the book about?. The ‘Beauty’ of Mathematics How Mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Appreciating the fact that mathematics is the foundation of our lives. Take away points.
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The author uses several personal experiences to support the information provided in the book. In addition, the author references the work of several mathematicians and scientists to support his experiences in mathematics.
For example, in an effort to support the idea of infinity, Tammet discusses how Archimedes used grains of sands to promote infinity.