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Neither Mathematics nor the laws of nature are boring, but this book sure makes them seem so. I would be afraid of students wanting to commit suicide or to at least take up cutting in order to simply releave their monotony while reading it. (the actual table of contents seems good, but don't be fooled.)
Reading this book is not so much an unholy act as it is an unbearable spiritual void (a blackhole in the cosmos of one's sense of being). By the way, the review by the author (if that's what it really is) shows a lack of taste. If someone is going to attempt something this tasteless, then they should at a minimum try and be a little funny or a wEE bIT iRONIC. (these last comments of mine about a lack of taste and being tasteless were intended as humourous extensions of my comments on the ungodly sense of boredom imparted through a reading of this book.)
As for the Marines and Mt. Fuji, don't get me started. I'll just say I have an awe of authority and an awe of nature. These deep, near religious (though not pagan...I do what I can to follow the Bible), feelings of mine can be and are kept in check (every once in a while) by acts of outspokenness, e.g., like this review. And let's leave it at that.
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Sir (Hrothgar) John Habakkuk (13 May 1915 – 3 November 2002) was a British economic historian.
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