The Chimera Prophecies by Elliott Ostler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Great math book, not all mathematics, but introduces higher education in to a real-world setting. It has the pace of Dr. Horrible's Sing along Blog with Limitless. It is a fast-paced read with twists and turns everywhere. I know the author of this book personally and it reads as he teaches, fast paced and he explains everything in detail.
For teachers it is a great way of incorporating mathematics (especially higher mathematics) in to the curriculum.
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When a subtly brilliant mathematician known only as Number Six discovers a way to mathematically predict human behavior, the simple life that suited all his academic interests changes forever. Evil men seek to obtain his formulas, and the young mathematician is forced into a life and death intellectual battle with the very company who employs him; a company consumed by power and driven by spite and greed. Operating in secrete, Number Six explores the dangerous options that brings him face to face with a question that challenges the core of his beliefs... can mathematics provide a solution to every problem.