Can anyone recommend a book which illustrate major (recent) math discoveries (results) in an easy understanding way ?

For "recent discoveries", I meaning something discovered in last 50 years.

I used to enjoy a book, Mathematics: Its Content, Methods and Meaning, By: M. A. Lavrent’ev, A. D. Aleksandrov, A. N. Kolmogorov

That is a great book, but it only cover math till 1960s. I am looking for a book in the same style and depth, but covers major math progress in last 50 years.


You might enjoy Piergiorgio Odifreddi, The Mathematical Century: The 30 Greatest Problems of the Last 100 Years, published by Princeton University Press in 2006. Also, Ben Yandell, The Honors Class: Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers, published by AKPeters in 2001. Here's a link to a review.


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