21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic! Thorough, scholarly, interesting!,
By A Customer
This review is from: An Imaginary Tale: The Story of "i" (the Square Root of Minus One) (Hardcover)
This is an excellent, beautiful book! Just the section on Kepler's laws is worth the price of the book (hardcover to boot!)
If you like math, if you are willing to spend a bit of time understanding the wonderful results -- get it! Some calculus background needed -- nothing beyond high school.
The book goes well beyond providing a narrative on the history of "square root of -1". It actually shows in complete detail how to use "i" to do wonderful things. Along the way the author provides the important historical events and plenty of notes and references for anyone interested in getting some more. It is clear the author took his time to research and study the subject. He has presented it well, thouroghly, and in an interesting way -- without sacrificing detail!