At college, I picked up Kramer's book (two paperback volumes) from a library sale. Possibly the best dollar I've ever spent. Ms. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Miller
I enjoy learning about math with the written stories and explanations provided in this book. It bears few dry equations, but explains the basic gist of advanced math topics well.Published 15 months ago by Robin
My perspective is that of a retired financial economist, electrical engineer and PhD mathematician.
This book provides an overview of mathematics and its foundations that is... Read more
Edna Kramer gives such wonderful insight to mathematical evolution that she makes it come alive! To understand the struggles these math giants went through to solve problems that... Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Scott Patmore
This is less a history of mathematics than an attempt to give a popular survey of the entire field, with much accompanying biographical material on relevant mathematicians. Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by a reader
"The Nature and Growth of Modern Mathematics" is more than simply a history of mathematics. It is also a review of the interesection of matehmatics with physics. Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by KCWizard
This book is an excellent and nearly comprehensive introduction to the history of mathematics. I read it very carefully in college 30 years ago and have since found nothing like... Read morePublished on April 11, 2011 by jaguar