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Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life (Paperback)

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“A fine mathematical biography.”—John Allen Paulos, New York Times Book Review


Just when we thought we knew everything about Lewis Carroll, here comes this “insightful . . . scholarly . . . serious” (John Butcher, American Scientist) biography that will appeal to Alice 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.

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.

Praise For…


Wilson shows that Dodgson turned the most sober of problems into child’s play.
— Jascha Hoffmann - Nature


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393304527
ISBN-10: 0393304523
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: June 14th, 2010
Pages: 237
Language: English

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