Euclid's Window: : From Parallel Lines to Hyperspace (Penguin Press Science)

Valutazione media 3,82
( su 1.313 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780141009094: Euclid's Window: : From Parallel Lines to Hyperspace (Penguin Press Science)

In Euclid's Window, Leonard Mlondinow takes us on a brilliantly entertaining journey through 3,000 years of genius and geometry, introducing the people who revolutionized the way we see the world around us. Ever since Pythagoras hatched a 'little scheme' to invent a set of rules describing the entire universe, scientists and mathematicians have tried to seek order in the cosmos: Euclid, who in 300BC defined the nature of space; Descartes, a fourteenth-century gambler and idler who invented the graph; Gauss, the fifteen-year-old genius who discovered that space is curved; Einstein, who added time to the equation; and Witten, who ushered in today's weird new world of extra, twisted dimensions. They all show how geometry is the key to understanding the universe. Once you have viewed life through Euclid's Window, it will never be the same again...'Elegant, attractive and concise ...also very readable. Buy it' Ian Stewart, New Scientist 'This is an exhilarating book ...an important book ...and finally, a lovely book, one that reflects the radiance of its subject' David Berlinski 'Reader-friendly, high-spirited, splendidly lucid and often hilarious' Washington Post 'Mlodinow has a talent for lively and clear exposition . ..Pythagoras' proof has lost none of its capacity to astonish and delight' Edward Skidelsky, Daily Telegraph Leonard Mlodinow was a member of the faculty of the Californian Institute of Technology before moving to Hollywood to become a writer for television. He has developed many best selling and award-winning CD-ROMs and is currently Vice President, Emerging Technologies and R&D at Scholastic Inc. He lives in New York City. His other books include The Drunkard's Walk and Subliminal.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Review:

"How do you know where you are?" asks Leonard Mlodinow in his charming mathematical history, Euclid's Window. This question and others about space and time grew out of simple observations of the environment by a select group of thinkers whose lives and brains Mlodinow dissects. Starting with Euclid, geometry has flowed out over the centuries, describing the universe, and, Mlodinow argues, making modern civilization possible.

This is not just a history of geometry--it's a timeline of reason and abstraction, with all the major players present: Euclid, Descartes, Gauss, Einstein, and Witten, each represented by a minibiography.

Lots of examples pepper the narrative to help readers achieve their own "eureka!" And it's impossible not to be staggered at the mathematical feats of these geniuses, accomplished as many of them were in the absence of anything but observation and intense thought. Each story builds satisfactorily on the last, until at the end of this delightful book, one has a sense of having climbed a peak of understanding.

A working knowledge of basic geometry is helpful but not essential for enjoying Euclid's Window, and Mlodinow's chatty style lends itself remarkably well to explaining these deep and revolutionary concepts. --Adam Fisher

About the Author:

Leonard Mlodinow, PhD, was a member of the faculty of the Californian Institute of Technology before moving to Hollywoos to become a writer for televsion. He has developed many best seliing and award-winning CD-ROMs and is currently VIce President,Emerging Technologies and R&D at Scolastic Inc. He lives in New York City.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Leonard Mlodinow
Editore: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141009098 ISBN 13: 9780141009094
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Euclid s Window, Leonard Mlondinow takes us on a brilliantly entertaining journey through 3,000 years of genius and geometry, introducing the people who revolutionized the way we see the world around us. Ever since Pythagoras hatched a little scheme to invent a set of rules describing the entire universe, scientists and mathematicians have tried to seek order in the cosmos: Euclid, who in 300BC defined the nature of space; Descartes, a fourteenth-century gambler and idler who invented the graph; Gauss, the fifteen-year-old genius who discovered that space is curved; Einstein, who added time to the equation; and Witten, who ushered in today s weird new world of extra, twisted dimensions. They all show how geometry is the key to understanding the universe. Once you have viewed life through Euclid s Window, it will never be the same again. Elegant, attractive and concise .also very readable. Buy it Ian Stewart, New Scientist This is an exhilarating book .an important book .and finally, a lovely book, one that reflects the radiance of its subject David Berlinski Reader-friendly, high-spirited, splendidly lucid and often hilarious Washington Post Mlodinow has a talent for lively and clear exposition . .Pythagoras proof has lost none of its capacity to astonish and delight Edward Skidelsky, Daily Telegraph Leonard Mlodinow was a member of the faculty of the Californian Institute of Technology before moving to Hollywood to become a writer for television. He has developed many best selling and award-winning CD-ROMs and is currently Vice President, Emerging Technologies and RD at Scholastic Inc. He lives in New York City. His other books include The Drunkard s Walk and Subliminal. Codice libro della libreria APG9780141009094

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,76
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Leonard Modinow
ISBN 10: 0141009098 ISBN 13: 9780141009094
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97801410090940000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,77
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Leonard Mlodinow
Editore: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141009098 ISBN 13: 9780141009094
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Euclid s Window, Leonard Mlondinow takes us on a brilliantly entertaining journey through 3,000 years of genius and geometry, introducing the people who revolutionized the way we see the world around us. Ever since Pythagoras hatched a little scheme to invent a set of rules describing the entire universe, scientists and mathematicians have tried to seek order in the cosmos: Euclid, who in 300BC defined the nature of space; Descartes, a fourteenth-century gambler and idler who invented the graph; Gauss, the fifteen-year-old genius who discovered that space is curved; Einstein, who added time to the equation; and Witten, who ushered in today s weird new world of extra, twisted dimensions. They all show how geometry is the key to understanding the universe. Once you have viewed life through Euclid s Window, it will never be the same again. Elegant, attractive and concise .also very readable. Buy it Ian Stewart, New Scientist This is an exhilarating book .an important book .and finally, a lovely book, one that reflects the radiance of its subject David Berlinski Reader-friendly, high-spirited, splendidly lucid and often hilarious Washington Post Mlodinow has a talent for lively and clear exposition . .Pythagoras proof has lost none of its capacity to astonish and delight Edward Skidelsky, Daily Telegraph Leonard Mlodinow was a member of the faculty of the Californian Institute of Technology before moving to Hollywood to become a writer for television. He has developed many best selling and award-winning CD-ROMs and is currently Vice President, Emerging Technologies and RD at Scholastic Inc. He lives in New York City. His other books include The Drunkard s Walk and Subliminal. Codice libro della libreria APG9780141009094

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,97
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Modinow, Leonard
Editore: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
ISBN 10: 0141009098 ISBN 13: 9780141009094
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 20
Da
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Books, Limited (UK). Condizione libro: New. 0141009098 Brand New, Paperback, Choose Expedited shipping for GUARANTEED delivery within 4-5 business days. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days. We may not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address, please contact us. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria SO_9780141009094

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,69
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Leonard Modinow
ISBN 10: 0141009098 ISBN 13: 9780141009094
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 15
Da
US_Superfast_Bookstore
(New Castle, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Brand New Paperback Same Title Author and Edition as listed. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days ACROSS THE GLOBE. Access code/CD may not provided with these editions. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Codice libro della libreria O_9780141009094

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,78
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,28
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Leonard Mlodinow
Editore: Penguin 2003-02-27 (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141009098 ISBN 13: 9780141009094
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 3
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin 2003-02-27, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria NU-GRD-00559429

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,82
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,35
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Leonard Mlodinow
Editore: Penguin Books Ltd 2003-02-27, London (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141009098 ISBN 13: 9780141009094
Nuovi paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd 2003-02-27, London, 2003. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780141009094

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,80
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,36
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Mlodinow, Leonard
Editore: Penguin (2003)
ISBN 10: 0141009098 ISBN 13: 9780141009094
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 2
Da
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0001755837

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,25
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,23
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Mlodinow, Leonard
Editore: Penguin Books Ltd (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141009098 ISBN 13: 9780141009094
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 5
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, 2007. Condizione libro: New. 2007. Paperback. Ever since Pythagoras hatched a 'little scheme' to invent a set of rules describing the entire universe, scientists and mathematicians have tried to seek order in the cosmos. In this title, the author takes us on a journey through 3,000 years of genius and geometry, introducing the people who revolutionized the way we see the world around us. Num Pages: 320 pages, 10 half-tones, index. BIC Classification: PBM; PBX; PDX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 16. Weight in Grams: 228. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780141009094

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,94
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Mlodinow, Leonard
Editore: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141009098 ISBN 13: 9780141009094
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 5
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd. Condizione libro: New. 2007. Paperback. Ever since Pythagoras hatched a 'little scheme' to invent a set of rules describing the entire universe, scientists and mathematicians have tried to seek order in the cosmos. In this title, the author takes us on a journey through 3,000 years of genius and geometry, introducing the people who revolutionized the way we see the world around us. Num Pages: 320 pages, 10 half-tones, index. BIC Classification: PBM; PBX; PDX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 16. Weight in Grams: 228. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780141009094

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,20
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro