There is no work in English that compares with this major survey of mathematics. Twenty prime subject areas in mathematics are treated in terms of their simple origins, and their sophisticated developments, in twenty chapters by eighteen outstanding Soviet mathematicians. Each volume of the second edition has been amended to include the complete index to the set.
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