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Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Lifeby Robin Wilson
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Just when we thought we knew everything about Lewis Carroll, here comes this "insightful . . . scholarly . . . serious" (John Butcher, ) biography that will appeal to fans everywhere. Fascinated by the inner life of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Robin Wilson, a Carroll scholar and a noted mathematics professor, has produced this revelatory book--filled with more than one hundred striking and often playful illustrations--that examines the many inspirations and sources for Carroll's fantastical writings, mathematical and otherwise. As Wilson demonstrates, Carroll made significant contributions to subjects as varied as voting patterns and the design of tennis tournaments, in the process creating large numbers of imaginative recreational puzzles based on mathematical ideas.
In the tradition of Sylvia Nasar's "A Beautiful Mind," this penetrating work explores the amazing imagination and mathematical genius of the man who wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." 100 illustrations.
"A fine mathematical biography."--John Allen Paulos, New York Times Book Review
A penetrating work that explores the amazing imagination and mathematical genius of the man who wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
About the Author
Robin Wilson is the author and editor of more than thirty books, including Four Colors Suffice and Lewis Carroll in Wonderland. He is a professor of pure mathematics at the Open University, and a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford University. He lives in London.
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