New York :, Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2014.
1 online resource (352 pages) : illustrations.
The war against disorder : the Jesuits against the infinitely small. The children of Ignatius ; Mathematical order ; Mathematical disorder ; "Destroy or be destroyed" : the war on the infinitely small ; The battle of the mathematicians
Leviathan and the infinitesimal. The coming of Leviathan ; Thomas Hobbes, geometer ; Who was John Wallis? ; Mathematics for a new world
"The epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it"-- Provided by publisher.