Home > And Thou Shalt Read > Bargains >

Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life
Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life

List Price: $15.95
Our Price: $15.95
Sale Price: $9.57
You save $6.38!

Stock Status:In Stock

Product Code: 9780393304527

For Over A Century, millions of devoted readers have reveled in the whimsical charms and literary brilliance of the works of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who took up the pen as Lewis Carroll. Indeed, it's hard to escape a childhood without delighting in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. But only a few have fully appreciated the mathematical mind that brought these numerous literary creations into being. Fascinated by the inner life of Dodgson, Robin Wilson, a Carroll scholar and 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.

Lewis Carroll in Numberland is filled with tantalizing puzzles and little-known facts:

Using an easy-to-learn method devised by Dodgson, you can actually find the day of the week for any given date in history.

Queen Victoria was said to have enjoyed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland so much that she demanded "the next book Mr. Carroll procduced," which was An Elementary Treatise on Determinants and left the queen not amused.

You can employ Dodgson's invented alphabet and matrix ciphers to write your own encoded messages to friends.

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

And Thou Shalt Read > Bargains
And Thou Shalt Read > Bargains > Bargain Books (40% Off)
And Thou Shalt Read