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Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parall&hellip by Leonard Mlodinow
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This book is written by a narcissistic author who thinks he can explain the history of geometry ("from parallel lines to hyperspace") in a reader friendly way, but sadly fails in this attempt. Already on the first page of his introduction, he has it wrong by writing "That the masts and sails vanish first, Aristotle saw in a flash of genius, is a sign that the earth is curved". Must be "that the hull vanishes first", of course ... Moreover, the author repeatedly brings his own children Alexei and Nicolai onto the stage in a vain attempt to explain difficult theories, adding only more confusion in the mind of the reader. Whereas "string theory" is concerned, after reading this book I still… Read more