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"Think of a...": Review of Imagining Numbers, by Barry Mazur. Reviewedby Ben Longstaff. NewScientist, 15 March 2003, page 62.

The reviewer expresses a positive reaction to the book in this brief review."Through anecdotes, poetry, and philosophy, Mazur carefully expands thefamiliar mental confines of the number line into the liberating open spaces ofthe complex number plane," the review says.

--- Allyn Jackson