From Publishers Weekly
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Aczel's new book, "Descartes' Secret Notebook," is a real page-turner.
This book will appeal not only to science, mathematics and history buffs, but to anyone interested in a good mystery/detective story.
Aczel does a reasonably good job of summarizing these secondary sources, but almost nothing else he says is true.
Very pleased with price and product condition. Thanks for offering this book at such a reduced price!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
There seems to be a few reviewers who are questioning the author's credibility so I wanted to add some info that is in the book for potential buyers to consider. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Justin Lawson
This book is almost impossible to put down. Learned so much about history and that era....would highly recommend to anyone.Published 14 months ago by Holly Cole
Great book written by a great writer. The descriptions bring to life the age of the 17th centuary and the people that lived and operated then. Read morePublished on November 1, 2012 by Joseph Rosen
I must agree with the previous writers, it is very surprising that even the basic things in mathematics, like the nature of compass and straightedge, are understood the wrong... Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by Theofrastus Nihilus
This book is padded to come out to a certain number of pages so that a certain price can be slapped on the hardcover version. Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by Ohioan
Amir D. Aczel is the kind of writer I love to read; a "science popularizer", that is, a scientist who can write about science in terms that someone like me, a person who is not a... Read morePublished on March 24, 2010 by Ugur Akinci
A lot of scholarship was presented on this topic; however, it's in French. Aczel has brought the substance of that scholarship into English. Read morePublished on April 19, 2009 by GangstaLawya