2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Beware the enthusiasm,
This review is from: Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics (Paperback)
I agree with most of the reviewers here that this is a disappointing and frustrating book for the general reader. The criticism that the author does not have a clear view of the intended readership is spot on; the broad 'story' is engaging enough but when it comes to the actual maths and the examples, the explanations just aren't there.
The one enthusiastic review (so far) is obviously by someone who doesn't really need to read the book in the first place - witness his ability to correct typos in formulae! As the song goes: 'There's gotta be something better than this'.