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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 strains to the newest notions of hyperspace. this is an altogether new, clean, replacement background of math revealing how uncomplicated questions somebody could ask approximately house -- within the lounge or in another galaxy -- were the hidden engine of the top achievements in technology and know-how.
according to Mlodinow's vast historic learn; his experiences along colleagues akin to Richard Feynman and Kip Thorne; and interviews with major physicists and mathematicians resembling Murray Gell-Mann, Edward Witten, and Brian Greene, Euclid's Window is a unprecedented mix of rigorous, authoritative research and obtainable, good-humored storytelling that makes a stunningly unique argument saying the primacy of geometry. when you have seemed via Euclid's Window, no area, no factor, and no time will ever be fairly a similar.

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