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Bertrand Russell Professor Bell has done his work well....Any [one] engaged in learning mathematics will profit by reading him, since he humanizes the subject and helps to a realization of the historical environment.The New York Times Extremely harmonious...a first text in the philosophy of mathematics....Bell's style is very enjoyable.
Nature Professor E.T. Bell has written a fascinating book. The amount of biographical details and of mathematics that he has compressed into a volume of 600 pages is extraordinary...he carries the reader along; he whets the appetite.
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Men of Mathematics provides a rich account of major mathematical milestones, from the geometry of the Greeks through Newtonâ€™s calculus, and on to the laws of probability, symbolic logic, and the fourth dimension. Bell breaks down this majestic history of ideas into a series of engrossing ...