Euclid's Window
by Leonard Mlodinow (9780684865249)

Euclid's Window
 
Leonard Mlodinow
Release Date: 15 June 2002
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Category: Popular Science
ISBN: 9780684865249
ISBN-10: 0684865246



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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