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Here’s Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math – Alex Bellos

Thoughts: It’s been more than a year between when I finished this and when I finished converting my sticky notes into typed-up notes, but I remember quite enjoying Here’s Looking at Euclid. Nothing particularly deep or astonishing, but a good deal of good fun.

(The notes below are not a summary of the book, but rather raw notes - whatever I thought, at the time, might be worth remembering.)

Bellos, Alex. 2010. Here’s Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math. Free Press.

Chapter Zero: A Head for Numbers

Chapter One: The Counter Culture

Chapter Two: Behold!

Chapter Three: Something About Nothing

Chapter Four: Life of Pi

Chapter Five: The X-Factor

Chapter Six: Playtime

Chapter Seven: Secrets of Succession

Chapter Eight: Gold Finger

Chapter Nine: Chance is a Fine Thing

Chapter Ten: Situation Normal

Chapter Eleven: The End of the Line

Posted: Oct 21, 2022. Last updated: Oct 21, 2022.