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Kaplan writes in a rather 'literary' style, which may be off-putting to those of you used to normal scientific writing. I found it rather irritating in the historical parts of the book, particularly that describing the development of mathematics in India. It was better for the description of Mayan mathematics, and the battle between Arabic and Roman numerals but I felt that the style was best suited to the later, philosophical part of the book. Overall, I would say that this is not really a book for those seeking specific information, but it is a interesting read, and introduces you to a wide variety of ideas.