Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math

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Like Douglas Hofstadter s Godel, Escher, Bach , and David Berlinski s A Tour of the Calculus , Euclid in the Rainforest combines the literary with the mathematical to explore logic the one indispensable tool in man s quest to understand the world. Underpinning both math and science, it is the foundation of every major advancement in knowledge since the time of the ancient Greeks. Through adventure stories and historical narratives populated with a rich and quirky cast of characters, Mazur artfully reveals the less-than ...

Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math 2006, Plume Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780452287839

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