Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

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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.

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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.

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. 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

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. 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

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Descrizione libro 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1st. 129mm x 198mm x 14mm. Paperback. Through Euclid's Window, Leonard Mlondinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest n.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.223. Codice libro della libreria 9780141009094

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace, Leonard Mlodinow, 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". Codice libro della libreria B9780141009094

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