In Code: A Mathematical Journey

by Sarah Flannery | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0761123849 Global Overview for this book
Registered by futurecat of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 9/6/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, September 06, 2003
From the Whitcoulls sale table.

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Journal Entry 2 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sarah Flannery has got to be the definition of a storm in a tea-cup. In 1999 she was all over the media, yet only 9 years later, who still remembers the girl who (kind of) invented a fantastic new method of cryptography for a school science fair? Luckily, she and her family seemed to have resisted believing in the hype surrounding her code, and in the preface her father admits that there would never have been so much interest if she wasn't young, female, and pretty, and that this book was written not because they believed it would be a great contribution to either the world of mathematics or of literature, but because a publisher asked her to.

I'm particularly relieved about that last point, because it's not actually that great a book - I'd hate to think its authors had any pretensions about it. It's disjointed in structure, the mathematics is explained adequately but not in a particularly inspiring manner (and this is me, total maths-geek saying this), and the autobiographical writing is of the standard you would expect from an average 16 year old - ok, but no more than that.

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Journal Entry 3 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Released 12 yrs ago (7/8/2008 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Given to another bookcrosser at tonight's meetup.

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Journal Entry 4 by marcienz from Kimbell, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Caught at the Cafe Bleu tonight.

Journal Entry 5 by marcienz from Kimbell, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, February 28, 2010
I tried to read this but was unable to finish. I've just been trying to explain bookcrossing to my uncle so will give this to him.

Journal Entry 6 by marcienz at Plimmerton, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, February 28, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (2/28/2010 UTC) at Plimmerton, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Given to my uncle.

Journal Entry 7 by ChristyMoore at Plimmerton, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, June 28, 2010
I enjoyed the book although as a non mathematician I could not understand all the explanations. I did admire Sarah's ability and pragmatism and I hope she does well in her life

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