Excellent book that gives us a synopsis of the history of maths from early days. The only criticism I found (and no doubt other readers and the author) is that by virtue of the... Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2003
This book is perhaps the most entertaining popularization I ever came across.The book uses a minimum of mathematical technics to explain a lot of interesting problems and the... Read morePublished on May 4 2003 by Francisco Coutinho
Most books written by mathematical scholors tend to be boring and straightforward. Dunham, on the other hand, knows how to tell a story along with demonstating the intricate world... Read morePublished on April 26 2002 by John Williams
Well written and relatively informative book, which I really enjoyed reading.
The only (minor) quibble is that a couple of the sections .. Read more
William Dunham has exercised wonderful judgement in a book this thin, making sure that maths, history, biography, and personalities appear in good measure. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2002 by Krishnan Mani
I first read this book a number of years ago and recently read it again. I still think it is a magnificent overview of basic mathematics. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2000 by Timothy Haugh
I have now read Dunhams 'Journey through Genius', 'Euler, the master of us all' and 'The Mathematical Universe'. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2000