“This slim volume will be especially helpful to those teaching high school and junior college students the rudiments of selected ‘major turning points’ in the history of mathematics. It offers compact vignettes divided into ten basic topics: axiomatization, solutions of cubic equations, analytical geometry, probability, calculus, Gaussian integers, non-Euclidean geometries, hyper complex numbers, the infinite, and philosophy of mathematics from Hilbert to Gödel. … Thumbnail portraits and photographs of major mathematicians are also included.” (Joseph W. Dauben, Mathematical Reviews, May, 2017)

“Turning Points does provide a useful summary and outline of at least a portion of the subject, and also functions nicely as a way of helping to mentally organize the material. It contains a number of good quotes, and a decent selection of bibliographic references at the end of each chapter. There are also problems at the end of each chapter, generally calling for essay-type answers that should require the student to do further reading.” (Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews, maa.org, June, 2016)

“Each chapter contains some problems and projects (they extend and increase the understanding of the material) as well as references and suggestions of further readings. A comprehensive index has been supplemented. The book can serve everyone interested in the historical development of mathematics – some mathematical background is of course required. It can serve teachers and students, can be used in courses in the history of mathematics as well as in courses in particular domains of mathematics … .” (Roman Murawski, zbMATH 1342.01005, 2016)