Abstract / Synopsis
This review describes Mazur's engaging popularization of an interesting and important topic, the history of mathematical symbols and notation. The reviewer only wishes that some of the history had been done better.
Grabiner, J. V. "“Notation, Notation, Notation” or Book Review: Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers, by Joseph Mazur," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 5 Issue 2 (July 2015), pages 151-160. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201502.14 . Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol5/iss2/14