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Euclid's Window by Leonard Mlodinow
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Jul 17, 11

Read from July 16 to 17, 2011

Mlodinow is able to spin some fascinating tales out of the history of mathematics, and it's a pity that his grammar skills aren't quite up to his storytelling ones. As someone who found geometry to be incomprehensible, I enjoyed reading about the lives of some of the world's great mathematicians, but the math itself still didn't make any sense. If you're curious about geometry's place in the world and have a high tolerance for passive sentences, check this out--if nothing else, it'll make you smile in ways your high school math teacher couldn't.

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