20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Sadly, not a book for everyone,
This review is from: Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra (Hardcover)
Really interesting book which puts currently taught mathematics into its historical context. I bought the hardback which has "even algebraphobes will struggle to find fault" - don't believe a word of it: I don't think I would have understood much of the book without having done first year university pure maths already and would not recommend it to non math-inclined friends. There were a few typos in my edition but not enough to cause too many problems.