Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics
Author: Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart gives a tour of major developments from the earliest number systems to chaos theory, demonstrating their impact on society. En route he introduces key mathematicians from Babylon, Greece and Egypt, past Newton and Descartes, all the way to Fermat, Babbage and Godel.
Who is it for? Maths undergraduates at any level and any maths lover.
Presentation: Popular, well illustrated, and with entertaining stories.
Would you recommend it? Very much so. It provides a stimulating context for the maths curriculum.