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By Leonard Mlodinow

Via Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a trip via 5 revolutions in geometry, from the Greek idea of parallel traces to the newest notions of hyperspace. here's an altogether new, clean, substitute historical past of math revealing how uncomplicated questions someone may ask approximately house -- within the lounge or in another galaxy -- were the hidden engine of the top achievements in technological know-how and know-how.
in accordance with Mlodinow's broad ancient examine; his reports along colleagues reminiscent of Richard Feynman and Kip Thorne; and interviews with top physicists and mathematicians corresponding to Murray Gell-Mann, Edward Witten, and Brian Greene, Euclid's Window is a rare mix of rigorous, authoritative research and available, good-humored storytelling that makes a stunningly unique argument announcing the primacy of geometry. when you have regarded via Euclid's Window, no house, no factor, and no time will ever be particularly an analogous.

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