From the early peoples who marvelled at the geometry of nature - the beehive and bird's nest - to ancient civilisations who questioned beautiful geometric forms and asked 'why?', the story of geometry spans thousands of years.
Using only three simple tools - the string, the straight-edge and the shadow - human beings revealed the basic principles and constructions of elementary geometry. Weaving history and legend, this fascinating book reconstructs the discoveries of mathematics's most famous figures. Through illustrations and diagrams, readers are able to follow the reasoning that ... View More...