Education: Mathematics for Mits

T. C. Mits (standing for The Celebrated Man in the Street) is a fellow with an ordinary-sized head living in an outsize universe. The Education of T. C. Mits (Hugh Gray Lieber and Lillian R. Lieber; W. W. Norton; $2.50) is a book which tries to tell him something about modern mathematics. While nowhere near as solid as Lancelot Hogben's famed Mathematics for the Million, it is one of the liveliest and most ornamental of the mathematics popularizers. The chief moral pointed by the authors is .that things are not always what they seem, so watch your thinking.

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