- Paperback: 582 pages
- Publisher: Ulan Press (Aug. 31 2012)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009EBLLM2
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.4 x 25.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
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A short Account of the History of Mathematics
December 18, 2011 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
Frankly I'm a little confused, I was under the impression that I was buying a used hardcover 1960 reprint from seller Quality7. The book arrived and is in good condition, however it appears that this edition was printed in 1912 by Macmillan and Co. There is a note inside the book from "backdoor2" indicating that he is an Ebay and Half.com seller. Overall I'm happy with the book that I received. It is a gift for my grandson for Christmas.
M. H. Bayliss
a solid overview of centuries of math
May 26, 2002 - Published on Amazon.com
12 people found this helpful.
This book is a readable account of the history of math from ancient times down to the 20th century. I particulary liked the history of Greek math and then Indian and Arab math -- those chapters were especially well done. It's amazing that not much happened mathematically speaking until practically the renaissance -- the burning of the library of Alexandria really held up most signficant developments. The other terrific chapters were on Newton and Leibnitz, plus all the French and Italian mathematicians like LaPlace and Legrange. I sometimes wished for a bit more biographical anecdotes, but the author covers hundreds of mathematicians. My only small gripe is that he quotes extensive sections in Latin and French with no translation as if we all have a perfect reading knowledge of these languages, even the 16th century versions complete with archaic terms. Still, this book is a good reference and overview of major math developments. I had some trouble following all the math, but I'm not a mathematician either.