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When to Stop Counting

Brian Rotman, 27 November 1997

Fermat’s Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem 
by Amir Aczel.
Viking, 147 pp., £9.99, May 1997, 0 670 87638 0
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... explication for a non-specialist audience presents a serious challenge. It is to his credit that Amir Aczel makes an effort to provide just such an account. In his delightfully simple and brief book, part detective chase and part mathematical popularisation, he manages to convey not the substance of these connections (which is impossible) but the ...

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