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Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything

Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything (Hardback)

By Ellenberg, Jordan

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How should a democracy choose its representatives? How does disease spread? How do computers teach themselves chess, and why is chess easier for them than analyzing a sentence? What should your kids study in school if they really want to learn to think? All of these are questions... about geometry. Jordan Ellenberg reveals the mathematics behind some of the most important scientific, political and philosophical conundrums we face. The word 'geometry', from the Greek, means 'measuring the world'. If anything, geometry doesn't just measure the world - it explains it. Shape shows us how.
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ISBN 9780241413524
Released NZ 3 Jun 2021
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241413524
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 3 Jun 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Ellenberg, Jordan
Category Mathematics
Popular Science
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 42mm
Dewey Code 516
Weight 723g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Geometry - Popular works
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade