am 29. Mai 1998
"Hilbert" tells, in a direct and pleasant way, about both the history and mathematics of this great German mathematician. I recommend it to whoever is interested in learning about the social, scientific and political contexts of mathematics in Germany at the beginning of our century. It's an important source of information for those interested in history of mathematics. Important references are also made regarding the developments of physics in Germany prior to the 2nd World War. The book is a source of information on the roots of some developments of science which are, nowadays, fundamental to courses in areas of mathematics, physics and engineering (such as calculus of variations, integral equations, foundations of mathematics and mathematical physics). As informative and well written as "Courant", by the same author.