Having read this book, I can say that the historical treatment was very interesting, putting flesh and bones to the finished product we all learn something about in Science and Engineering programs in school. The math for the most part was very easy to follow.
In the appendices, the proof of the constant angle between the radius and tangent for the logarithmic spiral is solved using complex numbers and conformal mapping. This is elegant in its simplicity but may be far from intuitive for many. An alternative method is to use rectangular coordinates with y = exp(a.theta)sin(theta), and x = exp(a.theta)cos(theta), and then expressing the tangent at a point on the curve with the derivative (dy/dtheta)/(dx/dtheta) and calling it tan(phi). The radius has angle theta, so we have tan(theta). Then we use the well-known identity for tan(phi - theta). Its a bit more lengthy but its also more intuitive to my way of thinking.
I found also, that the rectangular coordinate approach to the spiral length being equal to the tangential line segment from the tangent point to the vertical axis is a good alternative to the proof given in the appendices. It takes a bit more manipulation but is more intuitive for us with rectangular coordinate thinking. Its amazing how all the mess factors out when this approach is used.
Overall, I would highly recommend this book for those who would like to learn both the history, the significance, and the remarkable applications that spun out of this most important number we nowadays call "e". Many kudos to the author for stimulating my mind and making me aware of both the historical and the theoretical aspects of "e" that I never knew before. Well done!