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Lewis Carroll in Numberland

Wilson, Robin (2008). Lewis Carroll in Numberland. London: Allen Lane.

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Abstract

Lewis Carroll's books have delighted children and adults for generations, but behind their exuberant fantasy and delightful nonsense was the mind of a brilliant mathematician.


Now his forgotten achievements in the world of numbers are brought to light by acclaimed author and mathematician Robin Wilson. Here he explores the curious imagination of a man whose pioneering work at Oxford University included investigations into voting patterns and tennis seeding, who dreamt up numerical conundrums in bed at night and who filled his writings with problems, paradoxes, puzzles and teasing games of logic.


Taking us into a world of mock turtles and maps, gryphons and gravity, Lewis Carroll in Numberland reveals the singular mind of a genius.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2008 Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 0-7139-9757-5, 978-0-7139-9757-6
Keywords: Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898; mathematicians; biography; mathematics
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Item ID: 22552
Depositing User: Sara Griffin
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2010 09:31
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 21:01
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/22552
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