Five Equations that Changed the World: The Power and Poetry of Mathematics

From the popular science editor of ABC’s Good Morning America, this is the story behind five mathematical equations that have shaped the modern world. As told by Dr. Guillen, the stories behind the creation of these formulas are not only chronicles of science, but also gripping dramas of jealousy, fame, war, and discovery.

(Guillen) knows how to tell a story – and the human beings behind these austere laws are surprisingly racy.” – The Wall Street Journal

A crowd-pleasing kind of book designed to make the science as palatable as possible.” – Kirkus Reviews

A wholly accessible, beautifully written exploration of the potent mathematical imagination.” – Publishers Weekly

The stories have all the romance and tragedy of soap operas, religious inspiration and despair, and above all, passionate curiosity. Guillen brings surprising life to science and mathematics.” – John Messer, The Grand Rapids Press