From Scientific American
Editors of Scientific American
-George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
"This absorbing and in itself most imaginative book lies in the grand tradition of explanations of what mathematical imagination is--such as those of Hogben, Kasner and Newman, and Polya's How to Solve It. But it is unique in its understanding of and appeal to poetic thought and its analogues, and will appeal particularly to lovers of literature."
"A very compelling, thought-provoking, and even drmataic description of what it means to think mathematically."
-Joseph Dauben, Professor of History and History of Science, City University of New York
"Barry Mazur’s Imagining Numbers is quite literally a charming book; it has brought even me, in a dazed state, to the brink of mathematical play."
-Richard Wilbur, author of Mayflies: New Poems and Translations