"Duel at Dawn," by Amir Alexander

04/16/2010 | Forbes

The best mathematicians tend to be somewhat eccentric, and this history of the evolution of their field is packed with quirky anecdotes and engagingly offbeat characters, this reviewer writes. More importantly, its author does a good job of slicing through technical detail and presenting human stories without trivializing his subjects' achievements, he says.

View Full Article in:

Forbes

Published in Brief: