Synopses & Reviews
"A brilliant and engrossing view of the development of mathematics...wonderful at communicating its beauty and excitement to the general reader." The New York Times
"A perfectly marvelous book." The New Yorker
"A true gem, one of the masterpieces of our age." American Monthly
This is the classic introduction for the educated lay reader to the richly diverse world of mathematics: its history, philosophy, principles, and personalities.
About the Author
Phillip J. Davis is professor of applied mathematics at Brown University.