Writing in 300 BC, Euclid could not have known that his book of logic would go unsurpassed until the 19th century, or that his writings were laying down the very foundations of human knowledge. Beginning with Euclid's Elements of Geometry, Benjamin Wardhaugh offers not only a vibrant history of mathematics, told through people and invention, but also a broader story of culture. With a wide range of figures includes Ptolemy, Isaac Newton, Thomas Hobbes, and Lewis Carroll, this is a history that travels from ancient Greece to medieval Byzantium, early modern China, Renaissance Italy, and down through our world today.
The Book Of Wonders
Author: Benjamin Wardhaugh.