Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | October 28, 2014

    Jill Owens: IMG Miriam Toews: The Powells.com Interview



    Some people are compelled by a restlessness from within; others are shaped by the unwieldy forces around them. In Miriam Toews's poignant new novel... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.95
List price: $15.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne Mathematics- General

This title in other editions

Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life

by

Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

"A fine mathematical biography."--John Allen Paulos, New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393304527
Author:
Wilson, Robin
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Logic
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 b/w illustrations
Pages:
237
Dimensions:
8.24x6.30x.64 in. .46 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Peak
    Sale Mass Market $3.98
  2. Mister Pip
    Used Hardcover $5.95
  3. Scotch & Holy Water
    Used Trade Paper $10.50
  4. Skeletons at the Feast Used Trade Paper $2.50

Related Subjects

Biography » Literary
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Foundations and Logic
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » History
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Logic and Philosophy
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Popular Surveys and Recreational

Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.95 In Stock
Product details 237 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393304527 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , "A fine mathematical biography."--John Allen Paulos, New York Times Book Review
"Synopsis" by , A penetrating work that explores the amazing imagination and mathematical genius of the man who wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.