Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

ISBN-10: 0684865246
ISBN-13: 9780684865249
Edition: 2002
Authors: Leonard Mlodinow
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 4/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Leonard Mlodinow was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1954. He received bachelor's degrees in math and physics and a master's degree in physics from Brandeis University and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Bantrell Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, and then became an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Munich, Germany. In the 1980s, he wrote for numerous television shows including MacGyver, Star Trek: the Next Generation, and Night Court. In 1993, he decided to switch to computer gaming and became producer, executive producer and designer of several award-winning games. From 1997 to 2003, he was the vice president for software development and then vice president and publisher for math education at Scholastic Inc. In 2005, he began teaching at the California Institute of Technology. He is now a full-time writer. His books include Euclid's Window, Feynman's Rainbow, A Briefer History of Time with Stephen Hawking, The Drunkard's Walk, The Grand Design with Stephen Hawking, and War of the Worldviews with Deepak Chopra. He has also written two children's books with Matt Costello: The Last Dinosaur and Titanic Cat.

Introduction
The Story of Euclid
The First Revolution
The Geometry of Taxation
Among the Seven Sages
The Secret Society
Euclid's Manifesto
A Beautiful Woman, a Library, and the End of Civilization
The Story of Descartes
The Revolution in Place
The Origin of Latitude and Longitude
The Legacy of the Rotten Romans
The Discreet Charm of the Graph
A Soldier's Story
Iced by the Snow Queen
The Story of Gauss
The Curved Space Revolution
The Trouble with Ptolemy
A Napoleonic Hero
The Fall of the Fifth Postulate
Lost in Hyperbolic Space
Some Insects Called the Human Race
A Tale of Two Aliens
After 2,000 Years, a Face-lift
The Story of Einstein
Revolution at the Speed of Light
Relativity's Other Albert
The Stuff of Space
Probationary Technical Expert, Third Class
A Relatively Euclidean Approach
Einstein's Apple
From Inspiration to Perspiration
Blue Hair Triumphs
The Story of Witten
The Weird Revolution
Ten Things I Hate About Your Theory
The Necessary Uncertainty of Being
Clash of the Titans
A Message in a Kaluza-Klein Bottle
The Birth of Strings
Particles, Schmarticles!
The Trouble with Strings
The Theory Formerly Known as Strings
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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