Book Review | Return of the Hypotenuse by Sunil Mishra | Illustrated by Tridib Ghosh

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I can’t say I have ever enjoyed Maths or Physics at school, but there’s something unique about this book that makes even Mathematical and Physics concepts interesting.

This is a uniquely unique book.

I have never seen anything like it and I hope the author will write more such books.

There are poems dealing primarily with Maths and Science concepts along with a history of inventions and discoveries.

If you’ve forgotten the concepts you learned in school, the author gives some handy boxed information as an introduction before launching into the poems.

The book also includes short prose pieces like “The Last Lecture…Remembering what your Childhood Dreams were” and “Being a Young Leader” that I enjoyed very much.

An index of topics covered in the book is also provided for easy reference.

How the author managed to pack rhyme and information into a single poem is beyond me!

The poems are not boring at all, and they’re helped along by the excellent and sometimes funny illustrations by Tridib Ghosh.

A winner of a book, and one which you will re-read for years! 

(I received a review copy from the author via Booktasters in exchange for an honest review.)


Book Details

Genre: Poetry

Publication date: March 2, 2015

Publisher: Spenta Multimedia

Pages: 102

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25578927-return-of-the-hypotenuse

Amazon India: https://amzn.to/2Y5yoh4


Synopsis

This Book is a collection of fifty pieces – 27 poems and 23 essays.

The essays largely serve as explanatory notes for their respective poems – the ones which require some explanation.

The poems cover almost all the key concepts of Science and Math, which we studied in our schools and some of them, during our college – like Newton’s laws of motion, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Theorem of Pythagoras, Basics of Geometry, etc..

The book is meant for everyone who has studied some math and science.

This may be possibly enjoyed a wee bit more by :

• students currently in the 10-20 years age group,

• their parents who are a bit involved in their children’s studies,

• teachers who are hopefully more involved in these children’s studies,

• people working (and not working) in technology companies and

• all the unfortunate people like me who have studied engineering or medical.


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