If you were to have known before you started this book, that it was written by a genius, who was also a top-flight writer and mathematical theoretician — albeit with a playful bent — you probably would have left it right where it was, but still you would have had a playful mathematical “theoretician” doing the research.

Bellos does go over the great Euclidian discoveries and the math theory behind them. It makes sense that if you are going to pun on the name of the master, that you look at his work. Yes, this homage to the Greek mathematician makes it seem as if this will be one of those books you skim and leave on the coffee table to show that you are an intellectual. If that is as far as you get, then you are doing yourself and…



Source by Roberto Sedycias