Ronald B. McPherson’s new book, ‘Eli, A Shepherd Boy, Completes Eighth Grade’, shares an enlightening message of the power and essentiality of mathematics

Ronald B. McPherson, a registered professional engineer, has completed his new book, “Eli, A Shepherd Boy, Completes Eighth Grade”: a brilliant read in the journey of a young boy who learns to understand how math is essential in all walks of life. Eli, an eighth grader, explores history and the ability of mathematics across professions.
Ronald writes, “Eli, a 19th-century pioneer boy, lives in the New Mexico Territory with his parents, grandparents, and sister in a village called Friendly Valley. The story follows Eli as he completes eighth grade at the Friendly Valley one-room school.
“Through the insightful presentation by a knowledgeable and caring teacher, Eli and his classmates experience the Joy of Mathematics as they learn the historical contributions of the ancient Greeks, the Arabs and Indians of Asia during the Dark Ages of Europe, the Italian mathematicians upon the European reawakening, and the 18th- and 19th-century contributions of Newton, Leibnitz, Euler, and other famous mathematicians.
“WHY study math? Mathematics, our only pure science, has practical applications in every aspect of our lives. An understanding of and an ability to apply mathematics is necessary for success in business, architecture, medicine, and every other profession.
“Ronald B. McPherson, structural engineer and retired university professor, has written a math-history story for middle and senior high school students. The author believes combining history and mathematics will help answer the WHY question … and maybe, just maybe, the young reader will begin to understand the power and recognize the beauty of mathematics.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Ronald B. McPherson’s new book is a great way to relay to readers that mathematics, indeed, is important. Here in this novel, one will see how Eli grasps the knowledge of math’s essentiality and practicality from ancient times to modern times.
Readers can purchase “Eli, A Shepherd Boy, Completes Eighth Grade” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
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Source: Covenant Books