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Although their work is indespensable for an appreciation of much of science and philosophy, the great mathematicians are far less well-known than the great scientists and philosophers. Yet several of them have had interesting lives in militaryMoreAlthough their work is indespensable for an appreciation of much of science and philosophy, the great mathematicians are far less well-known than the great scientists and philosophers. Yet several of them have had interesting lives in military affairs, statecraft, and other practical pursuits. On the personal side, mathematicians have been all sorts and conditions of men - in fact, almost anything except stupid.Men of Mathematics presents a fair sample of the lives of these extraordinarily gifted men. This volume includes: Zeno, Eudoxus, Archimedes, Descartes, Fermat, Pascal, Newton, Leibniz, the Bernoullis, Euler, Lagrange, Laplace, Monge, Fourier, Poncelet, Gauss and Cauchy. Men of Mathematics 1 by Eric Temple Bell