Wilson, Alistair Macintosh
The Infinite in the Finite
Oxford University Press, (1995).
Some pages from the book:
The book is about the development of early mathematics based in its historical context.
A review can be seen on the website of the Mathematical Association
Alistair Mackintosh Wilson attended ABGS from 1955 to 1960. He was the son of Dr
A.T.M. Wilson, and grandson of Dr. J.M. Wilson. Both father and grandfather were
well-known general practitioners in Aberdare, with J.M. Wilson setting up practice
early in the twentieth century.
Alistair, the author of this book, went to London University,
got a first class degree in Astrophysics and then went on to do a
doctorate in Cambridge. He was then recruited by NASA and went to work
in Houston. After several years there he came back to UK and lived
in Cambridge. Finally he moved to Perth, Australia where he and his
American wife now live.
Alistair is present in the 1957 panoramic photograph in which all boys are numbered. He
is No. 235.