Journey through genius: the great theorems of mathematics

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Penguin Books, Aug 1, 1991 - Mathematics - 300 pages
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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.

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Review: Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics

User Review  - Kevin Woram - Goodreads

I loved this book! I have re-read it several times. I have a fascination with geniuses (or genii, for you Latin snobs) and the wonderful legacies they leave to the rest of us mere mortals. Whether ... Read full review

Review: Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics

User Review  - Audrey - Goodreads

I love the concept of this book, and I very much enjoyed the theorems included in it. It's given me an appreciation for what Math is really about--which is no insignificant feat. On the other hand, I ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

About the author WILLIAM DUNHAM is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. After receiving his PhD 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.

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