Bestselling author and physicist Stephen Hawking explores the "masterpieces" of mathematics God Created the Integers is an extensive anthology which allows the reader to peer into the mind of genius by providing them with excerpts from original mathematical proofs and results. It also helps them understand the progression of mathematical thought, and the very foundations of our presentday technologies. The book includes 25 landmark discoveries spanning 2500 years and representing the work of 15 mathematicians such as Augustin Cauchy, Bernard Riemann and Alan Turing. Each chapter begins with a biography of the featured mathematician, clearly explaining the significance of the result, followed by the full proof of the work, reproduced from the original publication.
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