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Ono što je Sofijin svet za filozofiju to je Papagajeva teorema za matematiku! Ova neobična istorija matematike uklopljena je u napetu, dramatičnu i nepredvidivu priču o mafiji, kradljivcima životinja, kidnapovanju, prijateljstvu, ljubavi i otkrivanju velikih tajni. Deni Geđ nam predstavlja novu matematiku - čitajuci o zanimljivim životima slavnih matematičara, čitaoci dobi ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published 2008 by Geopoetika (first published 1998)
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Skorofido Skorofido
Αξίωμα πρώτο: Απεχθάνομαι τα μαθηματικά
Αξίωμα δεύτερο: Μισώ τα μαθηματικά
Αξίωμα τρίτο: Σιχαίνομαι τα μαθηματικά
Ας μου λύσει κάποιος την απορία, γιατί τότε διάβασα ένα μαθηματικό μυθιστόρημα;
Ο συγγραφέας θεωρητικά είχε μια ωραία ιδέα. Να δημιουργήσει ένα μυστήριο, μια ωραία ατμόσφαιρα(Παρίσι – Συρακούσες – Αμαζόνιος) και μέσα από τους βασικούς ήρωες (τρία παιδιά, έναν 84/χρονο κι έναν σπάνιο παπαγάλο) να γνωρίσει στον αναγνώστη τις βασικές μαθηματικές θεωρίες και την ιστορία των μαθηματικών εν γέ
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Elisabetta
Ah quanti ricordi!!!
Questo libro mi ha fatto tornare in mente tutti quei pomeriggi passati su quaderni rigorosamente a quadretti tracciando parabole e derivate, calcolando funzioni ed integrali per poi arrivare quasi sempre a x=0!!

Devo iniziare sottolineando che adoro la matematica.. Può sembrare strano, ma quando mi mettevo a risolvere un problema, mi sentivo confortata che, per quanto potesse sembrarmi complicato e irrisolvibile, c'era sempre un metodo di risoluzione, una formula che correttam
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Ardesia
Mar 11, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fa
Penso non si possa fare a meno di apprezzare il modo in cui Guedj accompagna per mano il lettore attraverso i millenni della matematica, facendo apparire quella che per la maggior parte delle persone non è altro che una poco amata materia scolastica, più una storia di uomini che di asettiche formule, dimostrazioni e teoremi.
Però il romanzo l'ho trovato di un'inconsistenza disarmante.
Dopo qualche capitolo, per non dire dal titolo, erano già chiare le situazioni che i protagonisti scoprono soltant
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Georg
Ein algerisches Buch über Mathematik, das klingt vielversprechend. Bei näherem Hinsehen erweist es sich aber als große Enttäuschung.
Eine geradezu haarsträubende und völlig unplausible Rahmenhandlung wird zum weit hergeholten Anlass genommen, die Geschichte der Mathematik zu erzählen. Namen und Anekdoten spielen allerdings die Hauptrolle, die Ideen dahinter werden bestenfalls angedeutet. Von Thales bis Wiles, alle kommen mal vor, aber keiner so richtig.

Es sind aber nicht nur die mathematischen Fr
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Arax Miltiadous
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
traveling paths within the territory of the crest of the sciences to see magically unfolding all unintelligible to the uninitiated the secrets of history ...
describing mathematics as no one else ever ...


ταξιδεύοντας μέσα στις ατραπούς της επικράτειας της κορωνίδας των επιστημών βλέπεις να ξεδιπλώνονται μαγικά όλα ακατανόητα για τους αμύητους μυστικά της ιστορίας...
περιγράφοντας τα Μαθηματικά όπως ποτέ κανένας άλλος ...


5 αστέρια μέσα από την ψυχή μου καθότι το βιβλίο αυτό ήταν πολλά πέραν της ψυχ
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Maria Thomarey
2,5 το βρήκα εξαιρετικά βαρετό .
Claudia
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O lo ami, o lo odi. Io l’ho amato.
Ma è stato un innamoramento lento, graduale, avvenuto pagina dopo pagina, iniziato quando ho smesso di voler capire tutto quello che c’era scritto lasciando invece che formule, congetture, teoremi, miti e storia, mi avvolgessero e mi portassero oltre.
Ammetto che da sempre nutro una certa predilezione per la matematica, ma non esclusivamente per i numeri in sé, ma per la vastità di pensiero che essi rappresentano e offrono. E forse questo mi ha aiutata.
Sono sempr
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Marie Lynn
I've started reading this last year, and finally, I'm done with it. Not that the book is not good at all, I was just "too busy" with school stuff.

Well, it really was a very informative experience reading this one. I enjoyed reading the history of maths; the author succeeded in making a rather boring topic into such a humorous, interesting piece that can easily be understood. I wish I had read this earlier, probably when I was still in high school. I might be able to appreciate more our math sub
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Grazia Omicini
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Immaginare un giallo narrato attraverso la storia della matematica non è facile, ma la storia è proprio questa. Un tentativo ottimamente riuscito di raccontare l'evoluzione di questa astratta disciplina attraverso le vite dei suoi protagonisti, intrecciate a quelle dei protagonisti del romanzo. Un libraio, Pierre Ruche, riceve un giorno una lettera da Manaus, che precede l'arrivo di una ricchissima biblioteca di testi di matematica raccolti negli anni dal vecchio amico Grosrouvre, che sembra poi ...more
Aurélie  StarwarsCookie
Je ne pensais pas m'amuser autant en étudiant l'histoire des sciences, mais c'est exactement l'exploit accompli par Denis Guedj avec ce roman burlesque et très drôle. J'ai adoré la smala improbable, le perroquet amnésique, la bibliothèque à classer, les péripéties, l'histoire...
Un très grand moment de lecture.
خولة حمدي
كتاب مسل في تقديمه للتوضيحات التاريخية لمختلف النظريات العلمية و الرياضية منها خاصة من خلال إطار قصصي. أحسست ببعض الملل في القسم الأخير من الكتاب، خاصة أن سير الأحداث أصبح متوقعا و منتظرا، لكن الفائدة حاصلة لا محالة.
Μιχάλης Μανωλιός
Το είχα διαβάσει παλιότερα. Το βιβλίο είναι γραμμένο από κάποιον που λατρεύει τα μαθηματικά (και καλά κάνει) αλλά, με κάθε σεβασμό, δεν το 'χει καθόλου με τη λογοτεχνία -ή τουλάχιστον δεν του βγήκε καθόλου σ' αυτό το βιβλίο, κατά τη γνώμη μου.
Ο συγγραφέας είτε από επιλογή, είτε επειδή δεν μπορεί, δεν αναμειγνύει καθόλου τη μυθιστορηματική πλοκή με την πραγματική ιστορία των μαθηματικών. Το αποτέλεσμα είναι το βιβλίο να πηγαίνει κάπως έτσι: κεφάλαιο προώθησης του μύθου - κεφάλαιο ιστορίας μαθηματ
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Φειδίας Μπουρλάς
Συναρπαστικὴ περιήγησις στὴν Ἱστορία τῶν μαθηματικῶν. Ἴσως περισσότερο Ἱστορία τῶν μαθηματικῶν, παρὰ μυθιστόρημα (καὶ γι αὐτὸ καὶ μόνον περιορίζω τὴν βαθμολογία στὸ 3· ὄχι ὅτι δὲν μοῦ ἄρεσε· ἀλλὰ εἴπαμε, μαθηματικὴ αὐστηρότης καὶ στὴν βαθμολογία!) Ἐπὶ πλέον, μᾶς δίνει καὶ τὴν πιὸ εὔστοχη ἐξήγησι τῆς διαστροφῆς τοῦ συλλέκτη-κλέφτη περιφήμων ἔργων τέχνης (ἤ... μαθηματικῶν θεωρημάτων), τὰ ὁποῖα δὲν μπορεῖ νὰ τὰ δείξῃ σὲ κανέναν. Ἀντίθετα λοιπὸν ἀπὸ τὸν καυχησιάρη Ἕλληνα τοῦ ἀνεκδότου ποὺ ναυαγεῖ κα ...more
Stephanie
I have a million different feelings about this book, so I'm just going to dump them here, all sort of stream of consciousness (hopefully my friends will forgive me). 1) The translation to English seemed very poor, even taking into account that it's been translated into very English, English. 2) A lot of this seemed to be taken verbatim from Professor Guedj's lecture notes. I wonder if I could turn my lecture notes into an international best seller? It appears from the liner notes that Guedj actu ...more
murkuo
Oct 24, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
+ Aišku, tema! Kas gali atsispirti tiems mielai pamišusiems matematikams, nuodytojams ir sukčiams? Na, ne aš. 'Mokslinėms tiesoms reikia gražių istorijų, kad patrauktų žmones. Mitas čia reikalingas ne tam, kad konkuruotų su tikrove, bet ją susietų su tuo, kas žmonėms svarbu ir kas juos verčia svajoti.'
- 1. Denisai, golubčik, „jei pirmame veiksme ant sienos kabo šautuvas, tai trečiame veiksme jis turi iššauti.“ 2. Vertimas įgauna pagreitį maždaug nuo 350 psl. - prašyčiau... 3. 2/3 paslapčių žinoj
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Jean Gobin
Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not the first story I read that revolves around mathematics, but this is surely the first one that goes that deep into the history. The style is nice and easy to read, the presentation concise and efficient, it is a really pleasure to read.

A star was removed for the ending. I think the author could have done a better job in the conclusion.

Overall, pleasant book to read, a good introduction to the vast history of math for people who don't know it yet.
Piccolamimi
Oct 14, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mathemathics
Questo libro l'ho ricevuto dalla mia adorata sorellina Temperance Reloaded *___________*!! E' stato un regalo graditissimo, davvero :) nonché inaspettato ^.^!! Mi ha reso molto molto felice e già per questo so che sarà speciale :D! Ma lo sarà ancor di più perché io e la mia sorellina lo leggeremo insieme in un mini GDL :D!! Potremo commentarlo e goderci quello che si preannuncia come una lettura super-interessante!!!
Vi faremo sapere!
Grazie ancora sorellina :*!
Faedra
May 13, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Πρωτότυπο μαθηματικό μυθιστόρημα που συνδυάζει κάποια γνωστά μαθηματικά θεωρήματα με μία υπόθεση λαθρεμπορίας σπάνιων ζώων. Πολύ λεπτομεριακή περιγραφή των σημαντικότερων μαθηματικών και της ζωής τους κατά την αρχαϊκή, την αραβική και την μεταγενέστερη εποχή που ήταν αρκετά πληκτική. Γρήγορη πλοκή στις τελευταίες 100 σελίδες του βιβλίου.
Paweł Sobiegraj
Świetny pomysł, dużo interesujących faktów związanych rozwojem matematyki, trochę wytłumaczonych(raczej prostych) dowodów podnoszą ocenę tej książki. Jednak powieść sama w sobie słaba, spodziewałem się więcej i jestem trochę zawiedziony. Informacje w niej zawarte w postaci książki popularnonaukowej czytałoby się chyba jednak przyjemniej.
Ilona
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, fr, myst-thril, z_2015
Mixed opinion. I would have given one star to the main story (so many clichés, coincidences...) but the history of mathematics was interesting (3 or 4 stars).


Au point de vue fiction, c'était mauvais, ce qui explique pourquoi j'ai de nombreuses fois hésité à l'abandonner. Toutefois, la partie instructive, c-à-d la partie "histoire des mathématiques" était intéressante.

Roberta
Mar 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book should be a compulsory read for every child approaching mathematics for the first time. It really shows the interesting/funny side of maths which suddenly make sense! I wish I had read this when I was 11, my life would have been different.
Cosmas Ioannidis-lemonidis
The best book to make anyone love mathematics!
Artfulreader
Instructive. Cute. Teen-oriented.
CortoRasp
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Il faut malgré le fil historique bien aimer les maths. Si pour vous, c'est le cas, foncez.
''On ne comprend pas ce qu'est la science de la chaussure, quand on ne comprend pas la science.'' Platon, Théétète.
''La souplesse d'une liane, la finesse d'une ligne. Euclide aurait dit qu'elle 'était une longueur sans largeur'.''
''Avant Hippase, il y avait deux moyennes, l'arithmétique et la géométrique. Après, il y en eut trois, la nouvelle se nommait harmonique''.
''Les trois grands problèmes de l'Antiqui
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Jose Moa
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are few novels where the plot is about mathematics,i only know two : The uncle Petros and the Goldbach Conjecture ad this one.
This is a rather fun novel, where a parisien Ruche a old book seller with a odd family receive a big old histhoric books library from a friend in Manaos and a strange parrot.Arround this a series of facts happen ,and this all is used as a pretext for to expose several mathematical concepts and develop a histhory of mathematics,from egiptians and babilonians till the
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Nicholas Whyte
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2824398.html

A fictional Sophie's World type of story about three children and a retired bookseller discovering the history of mathematics. There is a rather ridiculous plot involving Fermat's Last Theorem and gangsters who operate between Brazil and Sicily. It possibly reads better in the original French.
Marijn Schafer
Een vreselijk onwaarschijnlijk verhaal met ongeloofwaardige karakters en dialogen. Echt, pubers die wiskunde toneelstukjes met de familie opvoeren en wiskundige bewijzen zo spannend vinden dat ze niet kunnen slapen.
Het uitlezen kostte me veel moeite. Maar de wiskundige biografieën die in het boek verwerkt zitten zijn boeiend. Daarom toch 2* .
Malacorda
Buono l'intreccio delle vicende e ben formati i caratteri dei personaggi, buona l'idea di spiegare la matematica come se fosse un racconto, ma certe forzature (come quando i protagonisti allestiscono gli 'spettacolini' per rappresentare quanto hanno appreso) non mi hanno pienamente convinta.
Andrea
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un libro fantastico. Lo consiglio a qualsiasi pubblico.
Viraphone
From the reviews this book has on Goodreads, I'm guessing this has been translated in other languages. For this reason, I'm adding a short English version of my review at the end of this, but for many other reasons, I'm gonna write in French first.


"Les mathématiques ne proclament pas des vérités absolues, mais des vérités parfaitement localisées. Des vérités localisées, mais de bronze !"


Malgré mes multiples changements de parcours, dans le fond, je reste une matheuse, et c'est (à mon avis) une d
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