This notwithstanding I had fun reading the book, and I recommend to anyone curious about mathematics.
The author also does a good job of showing the historical context for the development of certain ideas in mathematics.
The author's obvious enthusiasm for his subject matter is quite contagious, making the book hard to put down.
Bought this after reading the biography of Alan Turing and realising that I have forgotten almost everything I ever knew about Algebra.Published 2 months ago by Salmotrutt
I love Derbyshire. He combines history with technical proofs in a lighthearted way.Published 4 months ago by good student
As someone who has already been exposed to many, if not most, of the ideas in this book, I was hoping that it would be more interesting to me than the usual popular math book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nishant
I love books on math and science, so this book will go well with my collection that I'm working on in the future!Published 20 months ago by Garrett K.
Derbyshire is a talented writer and popularizer, without diminishing the mathematical value of the concepts exposed.
Quite an enjoyable read !
Good book for anyone interested in math history. You don't have to be a mathematician to enjoy this book. Thank you.Published on December 31, 2012 by Gary M. Ruther
Though the subject matter was not what I expected, the real problem was that the pages started falling out as soon as I opened it.Published on November 25, 2012 by Patrick Ellingham