Martin H. Weissman, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA.
This is a meticulously written and stunningly laid-out book
influenced not only by the classical masters of number theory like
Fermat, Euler, and Gauss, but also by the work of Edward Tufte on
data visualization. Assuming little beyond basic high school
mathematics, the author covers a tremendous amount of territory,
including topics like Ford circles, Conway's topographs, and
Zolotarev's lemma which are rarely seen in introductory courses.
All of this is done with a visual and literary flair which very few
math books even strive for, let alone accomplish"". - Matthew
Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology
""Weissman's book represents a totally fresh approach to a venerable subject. Its choice of topics, superb exposition and beautiful layout will appeal to professional mathematicians as well as to students at all levels."" - Kenneth A. Ribet, University of California, Berkeley