 Paperback: 320 pages
 Publisher: Penguin Books; 1st edition (August 1, 1991)
 Language: English
 ISBN10: 9780140147391
 ISBN13: 9780140147391
 ASIN: 014014739X
 Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.7 inches
 Shipping Weight: 227 g
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Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics Paperback – 1 August 1991
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"An inspired piece of intellectual history." Los Angeles Times
"It is mathematics presented as a series of works of art; a fascinating lingering over individual examples of ingenuity and insight. It is mathematics by lightning flash." Isaac Asimov
"Dunham deftly guides the reader through the verbal and logical intricacies of major mathematical questions, conveying a splendid sense of how the greatest mathematicians from ancient to modern times presented their arguments."Ivars Peterson, author of The Mathematical Tourist
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A rare combination of the historical, biographical, and mathematicalgenius, this book is a fascinating introduction to a neglected field of human creativity. Dunham places mathematical theorem, along with masterpieces of art, music, and literature and gives them the attention they deserve.
About the Author
William Dunham is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. After receiving his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1974, he joined the mathematics faculty at Hanover College in Indiana. He has directed a summer seminar funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities on the topic of "The Great Theorems of Mathematics in Historical Context."