In Trigonometric Delights, Eli Maor dispels this view. Rejecting the usual descriptions of sine, cosine, and their trigonometric relatives, he brings the subject to life in a compelling blend of history, biography, and mathematics.

"--John H. Conway, coauthor of The Book of Numbers "This book is the first detailed history of trigonometry in more than half a century, and it far surpasses any earlier attempts.