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sanderjd · 2011-08-09 · Original thread
My eyes were similarly opened to the unnatural focus on calculus in mathematical education by the book "Everything and More" by David Foster Wallace. It is about Georg Cantor's search for an understanding of infinity, but spends much of its time laying groundwork with a lengthy adventure through math history, including many of the topics Stillwell mentions in that quote.

http://www.amazon.com/Everything-More-Compact-Infinity-Disco...

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