Journey through genius: the great theorems of mathematicsA 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. 
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Review: Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
User Review  Valerie  GoodreadsA fantastic overview of math history. I would have liked to set the math in context with the history of the times, but there was just enough of that to keep me happy. I found several short easy ... Read full review
Review: Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
User Review  Joao Vaz  GoodreadsWhat a merry walkthrough over the work of History's mathematical geniuses!, faith in Humanity: Restored! And in Bertrand Russels's words: Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but ... Read full review
Contents
Hippocrates Quadrature of the Lune ca 440 b c  1 
Euclids Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem ca 300 b c  27 
Euclid and the Infinitude of Primes ca 300 B c  61 
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