10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Excellent, but not for the general reader,
This review is from: Everything and More: A Compact History of [Infinity Symbol] (Paperback)
Yes, I have to agree that the use of acronyms and abbreviations can be a little irritating but you do get used to the style and it is definitely worth persevering. This is not an easy book, and I found it tough going at times even with some University-level maths behind me. The subject matter is facinating and the author is clearly a very smart cookie. I made it through and learned a great deal, but certainly not all that the book has to offer. Finishing with some sense of comprehension is a very rewarding feeling, but I think I will have to read it again after brushing up on my real analysis.
I find it difficult to see how someone without much maths could follow the book. 4 stars to compensate for the previous reviewer, who by her own admission read less that a sixth of the book.