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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User Review  Miroslav Krajnak  GoodreadsThis is my review on Amazon dated January 24, 2012: I can hardly imagine one running out of words of praise for this book. What a treat! I would read it on the bus to and from work (5odd years since ... Read full review
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User Review  Jackson Cyril  GoodreadsThis book takes one from the advent of formal mathematics in Greek times to modernity through examining landmark theorems that have greatly impacted mathematics. The author also provides a splendid ... Read full review
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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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