“A must-read for anyone interested in the history of math, including undergraduates, mathematicians, and amateur historians.” ―Library Journal
“The author…is adept at explaining esoteric concepts at the heart of old arithmetic problems, allowing readers to peer into the mind of a medieval Italian businessman.” ―The Wall Street Journal
“A wonderful and vivid tale about the father of modern mathematics” ―Shelf Awareness
“Devlin illuminates one of the most remarkable and underappreciated episodes in cultural history… A surprising visit to a forgotten well-spring of modern thought.” ―Booklist
“Three cheers for Leonardo Pisano… A wonderful book for history-of-science buffs.” ―Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Keith Devlin is a Senior Researcher and Executive Director at Stanford's H-STAR institute, which he co-founded. He is also a Consulting Professor in the Department of Mathematics, and a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network. NPR's "Math Guy," he is the author of more than twenty-eight books, including The Math Gene. He lives in Palo Alto, California.