I once read a book on infinity that was written by an American female maths writer. Her writing was very easy to read and she was a great explainer of concepts. A very distinct aspect of her books was that there were only a few words on each line to assist with reading quickly. (For these reasons, I think the author and her works would be of interest to folks reading this site. Once this question has been accurately answered, I encourage you to check out her books.)

Can anyone tell me her name?

  • $\begingroup$ Only the first line in your question annoys me; after all, you don't "have to" ask. I'd delete that; the rest looks fine! $\endgroup$
    – user173
    Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ Is this really on topic? How is this about teaching mathematics? $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 16:33
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    $\begingroup$ "She was very easy to read and a great explainer of concepts." - I assumed the book was of interest because of its approach, not just the subject matter. $\endgroup$
    – JPBurke
    Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 17:17
  • $\begingroup$ @JPBurke: That's fair, but was not totally clear. I added a parenthetical to make it obvious. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 18:13

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Lillian R. Lieber

Author of Infinity: Beyond the Beyond the Beyond

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    $\begingroup$ For more books by her, see my recent math StackExchange answer at Dr Seuss style prose advanced mathematics text. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 13:56
  • $\begingroup$ I vividly recall reading "The Education of T.C. Mits" as a kid. One of the most inspirational books I saw at the time. Made mathematics real, not a school subject. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 12, 2014 at 23:03

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