The first book that combines a mathematical dictionary and an etmological dictionary. Recommended for any library covering mathematics. -- American Reference Books Annual
The product of serious scholarship, it is nevertheless comprehensible and enjoyable to read. -- Choice
The Words of Mathematics explains the origins of over 1500 mathematical terms used in English. While other dictionaries of mathematics define technical terms, this book concentrates on where those terms came from and what their literal meanings are. The words included here range from simple to advanced.