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ISBN-10: 0691175888
ISBN-13: 9780691175881
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 04/11/2017
Dimensions: 9.40" L, 8.90" W, 0.50" H

Beautiful Geometry

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An exquisite visual celebration of the 2,500-year history of geometry

If you’ve ever thought that mathematics and art don’t mix, this stunning visual history of geometry will change your mind. As much a work of art as a book about mathematics, Beautiful Geometry presents more than sixty exquisite color plates illustrating a wide range of geometric patterns and theorems, accompanied by brief accounts of the fascinating history and people behind each. With artwork by Swiss artist Eugen Jost and text by math historian Eli Maor, this unique celebration of geometry covers numerous subjects, from straightedge-and-compass constructions to intriguing configurations involving infinity. The result is a delightful and informative illustrated tour through the 2,500-year-old history of one of the most important branches of mathematics.

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It presents as a coffee-table book for mathematicians and would be a good addition to a classroom library, available for students of all ages to explore.–-Susan Mielechowsky, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
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Details

ISBN-10: 0691175888
ISBN-13: 9780691175881
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 04/11/2017
Dimensions: 9.40" L, 8.90" W, 0.50" H
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