A thoroughly enjoyable mix of biographical portraits and theoretical mathematics...full of well-honed anecdotes and telling detail. -- Publishers Weekly
Anyone who works with computers today, who seeks to look into the electronic future, can profit greatly from reading [this]. -- John McCarthy, Stanford University
Delightfully entertaining and most instructive! -- Raymond Smullyan, author of The Riddle of Scheherazade and First-Order Logic
Erudite, gripping and humane, Martin Davis shows the extraordinary individuals through whom the groundwork of the computer came into being. -- Andrew Hodges, author of Alan Turing: The Enigma
Martin Davis speaks about logic with the love and touch of a sculptor speaking about stone. -- Dennis Shasha, New York University
[A]n elegant history of the search for the boundaries of logic and the machines that live within them. -- Wired, Peter Wayner, December 2000
About the Author
Martin Davis's other books include Computability and Unsolvability. A professor emeritus at New York University, he is currently a visiting scholar at the University of California-Berkeley.