Lewis Carroll in Numberland
His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life
By (author) Robin Wilson
Lewis Carroll in Numberland by Robin Wilson
Book DescriptionJust when we thought we knew everything about Lewis Carroll, here comes a highly original biography that will appeal to Alice fans everywhere. Fascinated by the inner life of Charles Lutwidge Dodson, Robin Wilson, a Carroll scholar and a noted mathematics professor, has produced this revelatory book filled with more than one hundred striking and often playful illustrations that examines the many inspirations and sources for Carroll's fantastical writings, mathematical and otherwise. As Wilson demonstrates, Carroll who published serious, if occasionally eccentric, works in the fields of geometry, logic, and algebra made significant contributions to subjects as varied as voting patterns and the design of tennis tournaments, in the process creating imaginative recreational puzzles based on mathematical ideas. In the tradition of Sylvia Nasar's A Beautiful Mind and Andrew Hodges's Alan Turing, this is an engaging look at the incredible genius of one of mathematics' and literature's most enigmatic minds.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393060270
(250mm x 150mm x 23mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 26-Dec-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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