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.

This book was favorably reviewed on AMS.

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.

There’s been lots of articles on the fact that math books are so expensive. For example, this is a blog entry from well-known mathematician Tim Gowers.

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.

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