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The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements, Berlinski, David
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Author Name:    Berlinski, David

Title:   The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements

Binding:   Audiobook CD

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Tantor Audio 

ISBN Number:   1452612498 / 9781452612492

Seller ID:   ING9781452612492

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Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. And for over two thousand years, geometry has been equated with Euclid's Elements, arguably the most influential book in the history of mathematics. In The King of Infinite Space, renowned mathematics writer David Berlinski provides a concise homage to this elusive mathematician and his staggering achievements. Berlinski shows that, for centuries, scientists and thinkers from Copernicus to Newton to Einstein have relied on Euclid's axiomatic system, a method of proof still taught in classrooms around the world. Euclid's use of elemental logic--and the mathematical statements he and others built from it--have dramatically expanded the frontiers of human knowledge.

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