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Encounters With Euclid: How an Ancient Greek Geometry Text Shaped the World

Author: Benjamin Wardhaugh.

Encounters With Euclid: How an Ancient Greek Geometry Text Shaped the World

Author: Benjamin Wardhaugh.

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Item #: D34528
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780008299941
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 a vibrant history of mathematics, but also a broader story of culture. Including such figures ... More
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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 a vibrant history of mathematics, but also a broader story of culture. Including such figures as Ptolemy, Isaac Newton, and Lewis Carroll, this history—also published as The Book of Wonders—travels from ancient Greece to medieval Byzantium, early modern China, Renaissance Italy, and down through our world today.


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