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The Resource Lewis Carroll in Numberland : his fantastical mathematical logical life : an agony in eight fits, Robin Wilson

Lewis Carroll in Numberland : his fantastical mathematical logical life : an agony in eight fits, Robin Wilson

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Lewis Carroll in Numberland : his fantastical mathematical logical life : an agony in eight fits
Title
Lewis Carroll in Numberland
Title remainder
his fantastical mathematical logical life : an agony in eight fits
Statement of responsibility
Robin Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, the author explores the singular imagination of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - known to millions around the world as Lewis Carroll - the creator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Lewis Carroll in Numberland shows how this incredible mind was not limited to the exuberant fantasy and wordplay of his children's books, which also brim with mathematical allusions - arithmetical, geometrical, logical and mechanical." "Robin Wilson's celebration of Dodgson's mathematical achievements reveals that his work in numbers went far beyond the purely academic. We are taken inside the mind of a man who turned his mathematical genius to the study of voting patterns, to the design of tennis tournaments and even to the prolific creation and popularization of imaginative numerical puzzles."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Explores the imaginative and lesser-known mathematical prowess of the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland creator, in a volume of playful illustrations that reveals the geometrical, logical, and algebraic inspirations for some of his fantastical writings. 13,000 first printing
Biography type
individual biography
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293345
Cataloging source
OCoLC
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Wilson, Robin J
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Carroll, Lewis
  • Mathematics
Target audience
adult
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his fantastical mathematical logical life : an agony in eight fits
Label
Lewis Carroll in Numberland : his fantastical mathematical logical life : an agony in eight fits, Robin Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-232) and index
Contents
Introduction. From Gryphons to Gravity -- Fit the First: The Children of the North -- Fit the Second: Uppe toe mine Eyes yn Worke -- Fit the Third: Successes and Failures -- Fit the Fourth: ... in the Second Book of Euclid -- Fit the Fifth: Send Me the Next Book ... -- Fit the Sixth: Meat-safes, Majorities and Memory -- Fit the Seventh: Puzzles, Problems and Paradoxes -- Fit the Eighth: That's Logic -- Conclusion: Math and Aftermath
Control code
000043285990
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 237 p.
Isbn
9780713997576
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Lewis Carroll in Numberland : his fantastical mathematical logical life : an agony in eight fits, Robin Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-232) and index
Contents
Introduction. From Gryphons to Gravity -- Fit the First: The Children of the North -- Fit the Second: Uppe toe mine Eyes yn Worke -- Fit the Third: Successes and Failures -- Fit the Fourth: ... in the Second Book of Euclid -- Fit the Fifth: Send Me the Next Book ... -- Fit the Sixth: Meat-safes, Majorities and Memory -- Fit the Seventh: Puzzles, Problems and Paradoxes -- Fit the Eighth: That's Logic -- Conclusion: Math and Aftermath
Control code
000043285990
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 237 p.
Isbn
9780713997576
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps

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