Mathematics: The New Golden Age - Keith Devlin

Layperson's math... what fun. This is a grand tour of the grandest areas of Mathematics and is, therefore, quite beautiful. I didn't appreciate that beauty until much too late - so I have to read surface level descriptions and still, it's a great time.

Devlin is passionate and articulate about his subject(s), without succumbing to the obtuse and ego-maniacal use of 6-sigma words throughout his description of mathematics and its history (a la Berlinski, who I also enjoy reading. This is a lot of short chapters about huge fields - just a survey, and just plain interesting.

Mas math please. My birthday is approaching.

Posted: Fri - May 14, 2004 at 05:44 AM