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This book conveys to the non-specialist some of the deepest ideas in mathematics. The first chapter, On the Mathematical Notion of Information, is a sequel to the authors previous works, Dialogues on Mathematics, and Letters on Probability.MoreThis book conveys to the non-specialist some of the deepest ideas in mathematics. The first chapter, On the Mathematical Notion of Information, is a sequel to the authors previous works, Dialogues on Mathematics, and Letters on Probability. Other chapters provide thoughtful discussion of the teaching of probability theory, the diverse and surprising applications of the work of Fibonacci, and a mathematicians battle with the casinos. Provides basic introduction to what mathematics is and how it applies to everyday life. A Diary on Information Theory by Alfréd Rényi