Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Here's Looking at Euclid by Alex Bellos

"Math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of human race, and arguably the foundation of all human progress. The world of mathematics is a remarkable place", says the Alex Bellos, the author of this book.
And he takes the reader on a very fascinating journey through this wonderful world of maths.
He narrates exciting stories about - the Euclidean geometry; the mathematics behind origami the art of paper folding; a tribe in the wilds of the Amazon who can count only up to five; how ants can actually count how many steps they have taken; the mathematical insights of Buddha; Sudoku and other mathematical games; the random numbers ; the number pi and many more.

The book is packed with very interesting information and  anecdotes written in a very humorous and engaging style.
This is probably the best book I have read in this genre.
Don't miss it if you like maths ! 
And even if you don't like maths, at least browse through some sections of this book. It may change the way you look at maths.

 Read an Excerpt from the book. 


Also published under the title : Alex's Adventures in Numberland
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