The Calculus Story

*'David Acheson's new book makes calculus
human, appealing and irresistible.' *

*'A rollercoaster read...there's something for everyone.
His enthusiasm for calculus is almost palpable.' *

New Scientist

*'Dazzling.' *

Times HE Book Reviews

*'David Acheson's previous book aimed at a wide audience, *1089 and All That

It is ambitious, but delivers on those ambitions.'

London Mathematical Society

*'A worthy successor to *1089 and All That.'

European Mathematical Society

*'It is the antithesis of the dreary way calculus is often taught
in schools and universities....the narrative adroitly manoeuvres from historical anecdote to elegant and concise proof in a way that is irresistible...I often found myself wishing I had been taught
calculus like this when I was 16...it is an example of a much more appealing way of teaching mathematics
(and science generally).' *

*'An illuminating perspective on calculus that stands on its own or as an accompaniment to more traditional teaching texts...very enjoyable.' *

School Science Review

*'A superb introduction to calculus that should be in every young mathematician's bookcase.' *

Society of Young Mathematicians Newsletter

*'Perhaps the greatest achievement of *The Calculus Story *is that
it manages to introduce and explain a great deal of mathematics
without ever losing its friendly, readable voice. It is constantly engaging
and informative, and accessible to a large audience, giving it great potential
to...engage them in mathematics and its history.' *

British Society for the History of Mathematics

*'A surprising amount is covered in a short time.' *

Mathematical Association of America

*'I wish I'd had it as a maths student!' *

Tim Harford, *The Undercover Economist*

*'Another gem from David Acheson.' *

Rob Eastaway, author of *'Why do Buses Come in Threes?'*

*'Lovely, elegant, concise...' *

Alex Bellos, author of *'Alex's Adventures in Numberland'*

*'Awesome.' *

Matt Parker, author of *'Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension'*

*Published 23 November 2017*

*Find at Oxford University Press*