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# King of Infinite Space: Donald Coxeter, the Man Who Saved Geometry

"There is perhaps no better way to prepare for the scientific breakthroughs of tomorrow than to learn the language of geometry." —Brian Greene, author of

The word "geometry" brings to mind an array of mathematical images: circles, triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem. Yet geometry is so much more than shapes and numbers; indeed, it governs much of our liv ...more

*The Elegant Universe*The word "geometry" brings to mind an array of mathematical images: circles, triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem. Yet geometry is so much more than shapes and numbers; indeed, it governs much of our liv ...more

Hardcover, 320 pages

Published
September 19th 2006
by Walker Books
(first published January 1st 2006)

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However, the writing was poor -- it read more like a long college term paper than a real book -- and there was no central story to build this book around. I read 30 pages of disorganized mathematical anecdotes and promptly gave up.

Additionally (and frankly), Roberts does not have the professional knowledge to evaluate the source material. She's a jour ...more

Coxeter did fascinating work with geometric shapes in multiple dimensions, including more than 3 dimensions. He divised a device with mirrors to replicate what it would be like to see in 4 dimensions.

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