Sieve theory is one of the areas of number theory that I’ve long wanted to dive into. I’m starting with George Greaves’s Sieves in Number Theory which I picked up at the wonderful Martin Luther King Library in San Jose.
I liked the introduction of the book so much, I was planning to purchase it and then I saw (on the day that I writing this blog entry: April 22, 2016), the price on Amazon which is $229.00 for new and $85.56 for used. Wow.
Sometimes, professors post pdfs of their books on their home pages. When I investigated, I found out that Professor George Greaves had died on 2008 at the age of 67.
It looks like a really impressive book! I guess I’ll stick with my library edition.