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EUCLID'S WINDOW: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Halfway through this articulate and droll history of math and physics, you wonder: Who is this guy with the unpronounceable name you want to recommend to all your friends? And so you discover that Mlodinow has gone from Cal-tech professor to Star Trek scriptwriter to developmental VP for an educational software firm. That would account for his knack of presenting the evolution of mathematical ... Read full review

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Review: Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

User Review  - Jose Sandroz - Goodreads

Great. I enjoyed both the scientific material and the bits about the personal lives of the great minds mentioned in this book--the latter shows how human these individuals were. I do wish there were a ... Read full review

Review: Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

User Review  - Diego - Goodreads

very nice history of geometry and physics. Easy to read, fun to read. Mlodinow is a great story teller, in this book as in "The Grand Design". Read full review

Review: Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

User Review  - Ankur Chawla - Goodreads

very different and very informative... you need a lot of time to digest what you are reading so... take time in reading because until assimilated it will not be a fun read. Also, dont bypass chapters otherwise one will be lost... overall an impressive read. Read full review

Review: Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

User Review  - Ko Matsuo - Goodreads

Fascinating fly over history showing how geometry and mathematics laid the foundation for the revolutions in physics in the 20th century. Mlodinow is somewhat long-winded as a story teller, but has a ... Read full review

Review: Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

User Review  - Mirko - Goodreads

One great book about history of geometry and the space as we see it. With a little dosage of humour, a good storytelling starting from ancient Babilon till nowadays, while science still has many dilemas and needs for new genious ideas and breakthoughs. Read full review

Review: Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

I listened to this as an audiobook, and thought it was fascinating. All of the historical anecdotes were relevant to the mathematical topics. Though geometry may seem objective and unquestionable, I ... Read full review

Review: Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

Well, I loved this book (reading it as a layman who knows very little about geometry, physics and mathematics in general!) It broadened my horizons - I want to read books about physics now. I want to ... Read full review

Review: Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

User Review  - Noah Sandford - Goodreads

This book did a good job of explaining many complicated mathematical principles without getting to technical. It also described the lives of mathematicians nicely. I especially liked the chapter on ... Read full review

Review: Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

User Review  - Catherine McClelland - Goodreads

A very interesting history but I still don't understand the math and science behind it. And as for String theory scientists don't understand the science and math behind it so I don't feel so bad for not understanding. Read full review

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