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Berlinski, David, 1942-
The king of infinite space : Euclid and his Elements / David Berlinski
Alternate Title Euclid and his Elements
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Basic Books, [2013]
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QA31 .B47 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mathematics, Greek
Geometry -- History
Subject Euclid
Euclid. Elements
Physical Description xii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Note Includes index
Contents Signs of men -- An abstraction from the gabble -- Common beliefs -- Darker by definition -- The axioms -- The greater Euclid -- Visible and invisible proof -- The devil's offer -- The Euclidean Joint Stock Company -- Euclid the great
Summary Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. Euclid's Elements is arguably the most influential book in the history of mathematics. Berlinski provides a concise homage to this elusive mathematician and his staggering achievements, and shows that, for centuries, scientists and thinkers have relied on Euclid's axiomatic system, a method of proof still taught in classrooms around the world

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