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Lewis Carroll in Numberland

Robin Wilson

The writings of Lewis Carroll have inspired and entertained generations of readers and have influenced the work of everyone from James Joyce to John Lennon. But Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who wrote under the Carroll pseudonym, is less well known. For many years Lecturer in Mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford, he also published influential works in the fields of geometry, logic and algebra. For the first time, Lewis Carroll in Numberland explores both his serious and his recreational work and reveals the true workings of the extraordinary imagination that created Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass.

Robin Wilson is Head of the Pure Mathematics Department at the Open University and, in London, Gresham Professor of Geometry, the oldest mathematics Chair in England. He is also a Fellow in Mathematics at Keble College, Oxford. The author and editor of thirty books, including the critically acclaimed Four Colours Suffice, he is well known internationally for his expository skills and has won a number of prestigious awards for his writings.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
03/07/2008
Category
  • Biography and Memoir
  • Science and Technology
Format TPS
198 x 129mm
Extent
256
US
W.W. Norton & Company Inc
Translation
Penguin
Rights sold
Italian
Japanese
Spanish
Film
Penguin
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
Penguin
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