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Marcus du Sautoy

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Marcus du Sautoy is a British mathematician, author, and populariser of science and mathematics. In 1996, he was awarded the Title of Distinction of Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and in 2008, he was appointed to the Simonyi Professorship for the Public Understanding of Science and a fellowship at New College.
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Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo - May 02, 2019
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Joint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019Teeming with life and crackling with energy — a love song to modern Britain and black womanhoodGirl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through t...
Marcus du Sautoy
Dec 08, 2020
Enjoyed listening to the audio book of GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER @BernardineEvari especially when Carole chooses her favourite number 1729, the smallest number = sum of two cubes in two different ways 1^3+12^3 and 9^3+10^3 (although I think the narrator said 2 rather than 12 cubed)      source
East West Street
On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"
Philippe Sands - Jul 11, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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Winner of the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for NonfictionA profound and profoundly important book--a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler's Third Reich.East West Street...
Marcus du Sautoy
Jun 25, 2018
Just finished reading @philippesands staggeringly brilliant book #EastWestStreet In such political times understanding the origins of the bill of human rights has never been so important. But it’s also an incredibly crafted narrative. Read it!      source