**
“Few
mathematicians today have the ability to write about math more
entertainingly,
with greater enthusiasm and clarity, than Calvin Clawson. A splendid
introduction to the
great ideas of mathematics, their powerful magic, and their
intricate, mysterious beauty.” –Martin Gardner**

**Table
of Contents**

**Introduction**

**CHAPTER
1 Early Counting**

**CHAPTER
2
The Incredible Greeks**

**
CHAPTER 3
Mathematical Proofs**

**
CHAPTER 4
Passing the Torch**

**
CHAPTER 5
Opening the Door**

**
CHAPTER 6 Functions**

**
CHAPTER 7
Stretching Space**

**
CHAPTER 8
Extending the Form**

**
CHAPTER 9
Isaac Newton**

**
CHAPTER 10
Calculus**

**
CHAPTER 11
Speculations on the Nature of
Mathematics**

**
Endnotes**

**
Index**