Euclid in the Rainforest
Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and MathBook - 2005
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. Through adventure stories and historical narratives populated with a rich and quirky cast of characters, Mazur artfully reveals the less-than-airtight nature of logic and the muddled relationship between maths and the real world.
Publisher: New York : Penguin, c2005
Branch Call Number: 511.3 MAZ
Characteristics: xv, 334 p. : ill. ; 23 cm