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Review: Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe

User Review  - Charlene - Goodreads

I found this insight into Descartes and his life very insightful and Aczel writes so easily that the book flows smoothly. The more this book settles in my mind the more I love it! Read full review

Review: Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe

User Review  - dejah_thoris - Goodreads

A fascinating biography and analysis of Descartes and his contribution to modern mathematics. Far ahead of his time, he lived an interesting life but feared to publish his revolutionary theories because of the troubles that plagued Galileo. Read full review

Review: Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe

User Review  - Pamela Renee - Goodreads

It was a fascinating read for me. I loved reading about how Descartes formed his theories and ideas. Read full review

Review: Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe

User Review  - Stan Paulsen - Goodreads

Great book about Descartes and his work. The mystery of the notebook was saved for last and gave the book a nice ending and epilogue. The secret is simple, yet profound. I loved it! Read full review

Review: Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe

User Review  - William - Goodreads

Very interesting look into the life of Descartes, and the historical context in which he lived. Unbeknownst to most of us, he discovered the Euler relationship between sides, faces, and vertexes of ... Read full review

Review: Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe

User Review  - Tabitha - Goodreads

GREAT story (almost seemed like FICTION) about Descartes (and Liebniz). It felt like a novel, and yet it was a biographical account of Rene Descartes and his life and personality. What a read! Read full review

Review: Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

Who knew that all those algebra equations and coordinates I learned 45 years ago were Decartes' discovery. Great book. I almost understood what was going on. A nice compliment to Descartes' Skull. Read full review

Review: Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe

User Review  - Tom Carrico - Goodreads

Descartes' Secret Notebook By Amir D. Aczel Reviewed by Tom Carrico This fascinating and highly readable book is part biography, part mystery and part treatise on philosophy and mathematics. Rene ... Read full review

Review: Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe

User Review  - Rossrn Nunamaker - Goodreads

I quickly finished Descartes' Secret Notebook by Amir Aczel. This non-fiction work follows Descartes' life and explores a secret, encrypted, notebook Descartes kept, why he kept it, and what it ... Read full review

Review: Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe

User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

A really interesting biography that also included the math itself, not just talking around it. Which means it comes complete with diagrams and formulae, but that just helps to create a fuller picture of Descartes' life and genius. Read full review


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