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ISBN-10: 019884638X
ISBN-13: 9780198846383
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date: 01/02/2021
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.30" W, 1.30" H

The Wonder Book of Geometry: A Mathematical Story

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Price: $17.95

Overview

How can we be sure that Pythagoras’s theorem is really true? Why is the ‘angle in a semicircle’ always 90 degrees? And how can tangents help determine the speed of a bullet?

David Acheson takes the reader on a highly illustrated tour through the history of geometry, from ancient Greece to the present day. He emphasizes throughout elegant deduction and practical applications, and argues that geometry can offer the quickest route to the whole spirit of mathematics at its
best. Along the way, we encounter the quirky and the unexpected, meet the great personalities involved, and uncover some of the loveliest surprises in mathematics.

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Everything was explained clearly and concisely so that the wonders of geometry could definitely be seen. – Jasmine Wootten, LMS Newsletter


There is no better tour guide to the wonders of geometry than the delightful David Acheson. – Matt Parker, author of Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors and Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension


This is by far the most approachable book on geometry I've ever read, and I wish it had been around in my day... if you need to learn the basics of geometry for whatever reason (there must be several reasons, surely) then this blows every known textbook on the topic out of the water... The Wonder
Book of Geometry does what it does wonderfully. Acheson has done a remarkable job. – Popular Science


Anyone who has read David's earlier books will instantly recognise his almost playful style... I highly recommend it as a marvellous source book on geometry. – Ray Huntley, Mathematics in Schools


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ISBN-10: 019884638X
ISBN-13: 9780198846383
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date: 01/02/2021
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.30" W, 1.30" H
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