God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed HistoryBestselling author and physicist Stephen Hawking explores the "masterpieces" of mathematics, 25 landmarks spanning 2,500 years and representing the work of 15 mathematicians, including Augustin Cauchy, Bernard Riemann, and Alan Turing. This extensive anthology allows readers to peer into the mind of genius by providing them with excerpts from the original mathematical proofs and results. It also helps them understand the progression of mathematical thought, and the very foundations of our presentday technologies. Each chapter begins with a biography of the featured mathematician, clearly explaining the significance of the result, followed by the full proof of the work, reproduced from the original publication. 
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User Review  amarcobio  LibraryThingGreat compilation of the classical texts in mathematics. Most are difficult to follow, not as much because of its intrinsic difficulty (some are) but because the historial context is way different to ... Read full review
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User Review  HadriantheBlind  LibraryThingStephen Hawking is famous for both his expertise in the field of modern physics, and for popularizing the most recent discoveries for the lay audience. He said about his latter books, "For every ... Read full review
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God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed History Stephen W. Hawking No preview available  2006 