Thanks to Joy Cocoran for her review on Books*Art*Life of both Marie’s Atlas and Cosmos Ignites!
From the review:
“…The adventure is taken with grace, humor and suspense.
Both of these books are compelling and would be excellent reads for those interested in mathematical theories, and for those who are pretty sure most math is useless in their lives. While none of us will go on adventures as dramatic as Marie’s trials, the books integrate math, physics, and chemistry into the story in a way that makes her knowledge exciting and enviable.
Not quite practical math, it’s more like fantastical math that adds the element of play that most mathematical teaching doesn’t have. Maybe we should coin a word like “mathmagical” for it. I know I learned a lot and enjoyed the fascinating stories, as well as the charming illustrations…”