Hidden Harmonies: The Lives and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem

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A squared plus b squared equals c squared. It sounds simple, doesn't it? Yet this familiar expression opens a gateway into the riotous garden of mathematics, and sends us on a journey of exploration in the company of two inspired guides, Robert and Ellen Kaplan. With wit, verve, and clarity, they trace the life of the Pythagorean theorem, from ancient Babylon to the present, visiting along the way Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, President James Garfield, and the Freemasons-not to mention the elusive Pythagoras ...

Hidden Harmonies: The Lives and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem 2012, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781608193981

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Hidden Harmonies: The Lives and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem 2011, Bloomsbury Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781596915220

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