Reviews of books for students

Reviews of How to Study for a Mathematics Degree 

Making the transition from school-level to University-level mathematics is hard, in terms of the complexity of the subject matter, the rigour of thought, and the need to be able to study much more independently. This excellent and wide-ranging book engages with all these issues and more, giving a very helpful insight into what is coming for beginning undergraduates in mathematics or mathematics-related disciplines. I just wish this book had been available in my day! (Dr Geoff Tennant, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK)

This is an excellent book, which will be of great value to any sixth-former intending to embark on a mathematics-related university course, as well as to undergraduates already doing so. I cannot imagine a better book than this one for helping students to bridge the school-university gap. It would make an excellent gift for anyone thinking of studying mathematics at university and it belongs on every university reading list and in every school and university library. (Colin Foster, Mathematical Gazette, UK)

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Reviews of How to Think about Analysis

There are very few books on pure mathematics which I consider to be page-turners, but this book is definitely one of them. It is written using a friendly and informal tone yet carefully emphasizes and demonstrates the importance of paying attention to the details. It is an excellent read and is highly recommended for anyone interested in Analysis or any area of pure mathematics. (Stanley R. Huddy, MAA)

What is immediately obvious to the reader (which embraces those about to start a course on undergraduate analysis) is its friendly and accessible style. The text flows in a highly readable manner and ideas are explained with great clarity. … How to Think about Analysis [is] a very effective and helpful book, a book which should be on every undergraduate reading list and should be available to potential mathematics undergraduates in schools. (John Sykes, Mathematics in School)

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