Author(s): Steven H. Strogatz
A magisterial history of calculus (and the people behind it) from one of the world's foremost mathematicians.
Praise for Infinite Powers:
Simple, lucid, amusing, informative, and a pleasure to read. If you want to know where calculus came from, how it works, what it's good for, and where it's going next, this is the book for you. - Professor Ian Stewart, author of Significant Figures