Amir Alexander





Amir Alexander


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Amir Alexander teaches history at UCLA. He is the author of Geometrical Landscapes and Duel at Dawn. His work has been featured in Nature, the Guardian, among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Infinitesimal: How a Danger...

3.81 avg rating — 497 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Duel at Dawn: Heroes, Marty...

3.20 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Geometrical Landscapes: The...

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“The Elements is arguably the most influential mathematical text in history.”
Amir Alexander, Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World

“Voltaire would mock the empire as “neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire,”
Amir Alexander, Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World

“The sole purpose of terms such as spirit and immortal soul was to allow unscrupulous and corrupt clergymen to frighten men and subject them to their will.”
Amir Alexander, Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World

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