The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
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.
Praise For Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace…
The Washington Post
High-spirited, splendidly lucid and often hilarious.
author of Five Equations That Changed the World
How often can you say that a book on math -- on math! -- is a real page-turner? Well, this one is. As engaging as a soap opera, as fascinating as a whodunit, as funny as the Sunday comics, Mlodinow's book is storytelling at its best.
author of The Elegant Universe
There is perhaps no better way to prepare for the scientific breakthroughs of tomorrow than to learn the language of geometry, and Euclid's Window makes this task lively and enjoyable.
Free Press, 9780684865249, 320pp.
Publication Date: April 9, 2002