Euclid's Window, by Leonard Mlodinow, is the best layman text, that touches on the deepest issues of modern mathematics and theoretical physics, that I've ever read.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Through use of excellent analogies and some humor, Mlodinow takes the reader through the history of geometry (from the ancient Egyptians and Pythagoras, to Euclid and hisElements, to Descartes and the first graphs, to Gauss and the non-Euclidean revolution, up to Einstein's Relativity and then beyond it, to the Superstring Theory and its potential as the theory of everything). Oh, and, by the way, he almost never uses an equation.

You don't want to miss this book, whether you are a total layman who needs to take his shoes off to count more than twenty, or a PhD in mathematics, it is well worth your time.

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