Men of Mathematics
by E.T. Bell
Publisher: Archive.org 1937
Nature Professor E. T. Bell has written a fascinating book. The amount of biographical details and of mathematics that he has compressed into a volume of 600 pages is extraordinary ... he carries the reader along; he whets the appetite.
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