ENCOUNTERS WITH EUCLID

Book number: 94496 Product format: Paperback Author: BENJAMIN WARDHAUGH

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From Ancient Greece to dark energy, full of charm and learning, here are vivid and gripping stories. Sub-titled 'How an Ancient Greek Geometry Text Shaped the World', and previously published as 'The Book of Wonders', this is an astonishingly readable and informative history of the greatest mathematical bestseller of all time. Euclid's Elements of Geometry was a book that changed the world and has shaped 2,000 years of art, philosophy and literature, as well as science and maths. With stories of influence on every continent and encounters with the likes of Ptolemy and Isaac Newton, Hobbes and Lewis Carroll, Wardhaugh gives dramatic life to the evolution of mathematics in a fascinating tour through 2,300 years of reading, re-imagining, and responding to perhaps the most important textbook ever written. 403pp, illustrated paperback.

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