"Some of the major historical developments in mathematics are considered at length, enriching the overall quality of the presentation. . . . a good reference for those who are interested in the history of mathematics." --Science Books and Films
"The insightful contributions found in this book prove that the tools of Kuhnian analysis, in particular the idea of a revolution, may be applied usefully to produce history of the sort that goes beyond description in the logical presentation of ideas, to reveal what is at the heart of the process of discovery." --Science
About the Author
Donald Gillies is at King's College London.