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Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace - Leonard Mlodinow
Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
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Through Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. Here is an altogether new, refreshing, alternative history of math revealing how simple... show more
Through Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. Here is an altogether new, refreshing, alternative history of math revealing how simple questions anyone might ask about space -- in the living room or in some other galaxy -- have been the hidden engine of the highest achievements in science and technology. Based on Mlodinow's extensive historical research; his studies alongside colleagues such as Richard Feynman and Kip Thorne; and interviews with leading physicists and mathematicians such as Murray Gell-Mann, Edward Witten, and Brian Greene, Euclid's Window is an extraordinary blend of rigorous, authoritative investigation and accessible, good-humored storytelling that makes a stunningly original argument asserting the primacy of geometry. For those who have looked through Euclid's Window, no space, no thing, and no time will ever be quite the same.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684865249 (0684865246)
Publisher: Free Press
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
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otakumom
otakumom rated it
I'm giving up for now as this book isn't what I had in mind or need right now. I did pick it up from the library on a whim hoping it would be a more in-depth historical account of Euclidean geometry. Each chapter is very short and follows a general chronology but the voice is very conversational p...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
3.0 Euclid's Window : The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
Physics for Poets--just my speed.
Bills Books
Bills Books rated it
4.0 Euclid's Window : The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
I was very plesantly surprised when I picked this book up at a small independent shop of Drury Circle in DC about 6 years ago. I thought it would be interesting but I didn't expect it to also be so entertaining. Mlodinow does a remarkable job considering the subject matter is the history of Geomet...
Bills Books
Bills Books rated it
4.0 Euclid's Window : The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
I was very plesantly surprised when I picked this book up at a small independent shop of Drury Circle in DC about 6 years ago. I thought it would be interesting but I didn't expect it to also be so entertaining. Mlodinow does a remarkable job considering the subject matter is the history of Geomet...
Bills Books
Bills Books rated it
4.0 Euclid's Window : The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
I was very plesantly surprised when I picked this book up at a small independent shop of Drury Circle in DC about 6 years ago. I thought it would be interesting but I didn't expect it to also be so entertaining. Mlodinow does a remarkable job considering the subject matter is the history of Geomet...
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