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Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Free Pr
Publication date April 2, 2002
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684865249
ISBN-10 0684865246
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 9 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The history of geometry in relation to 'space' discusses the contributions of Pythagoras, the advent of Albert Einstein's 'fourth dimension,' and the discovery of seven more dimensions by Princeton mathematician Edward Witten. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780684865232
 
from Free Pr (April 1, 2001)
9780684865232 | details & prices | 306 pages | 5.25 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $26.00
About: The history of geometry in relation to 'space' discusses the contributions of Pythagoras, the advent of Albert Einstein's 'fourth dimension,' and the discovery of seven more dimensions by Princeton mathematician Edward Witten.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780684865249
 
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Reprint edition from Free Pr (April 2, 2002)
9780684865249 | details & prices | 5.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The history of geometry in relation to 'space' discusses the contributions of Pythagoras, the advent of Albert Einstein's 'fourth dimension,' and the discovery of seven more dimensions by Princeton mathematician Edward Witten.
from Diane Pub Co (September 30, 2001)
9780756784287 | details & prices | 306 pages | List price $14.00
With Leonard Mlodinow, D. Kernan | 2 edition from Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School (June 1, 1983); titled "Steps to English Book Four: Teacher's Edition"
9780070331143 | details & prices | List price $10.00
This edition also contains Steps to English Book Four: Teacher''s Edition
Miscellaneous
With Leonard Mlodinow | from Free Pr (September 28, 2010)
9781439135372 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $11.99
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781435296671
 
With Leonard Mlodinow | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 5, 2008)
9781435296671 | details & prices | 5.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.86 lbs | List price $24.00
About: 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.

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