**A celebrated mathematician traces the history of math through the lives and work of twenty-five pioneering mathematicians**

In* Significant Figures,* acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart explores the work of 25 of history's most important mathematicians, showing how they developed on each other's work and built the mathematics we use today.

Through these short biographies, we get acquainted with the history of mathematics from Archimedes to William Thurston, and learn… (more)

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**Publisher:** Basic Books
(September 11, 2017)

**Parent ISBN:** 9780465096121

**File size:** 12 MB

**Language:** English