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This is a beautiful introduction to the powerful concept of symmetry. It also provides a historical record of the mathematical concepts that led to symmetry. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marcial Losada
It can be hard for anyone with decent math training to read popular books about mathematics. Fear of reduced sales causes authors to avoid showing any more equations than... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Howard A. Landman
This delightful and lovingly written book is rendered unreadable by the publisher's careless format conversion.
Some diagrams do make it through undistorted. Read more
What I liked about reading this book, is the way that Ian Stewart has interwoven the lives of the men and women of mathematics into this history of symmetry. Read morePublished on January 29, 2013 by Randolph Eck
I started this book with the thoughts that it would discuss the nature of symmetry. I forgot to read the subtitle that states A History of Symmetry. Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by William H. Folk II
This book is basically a biography of the men (few women, if any), who have shaped mathematics and physics since Euklid. Read morePublished on June 26, 2011 by PST
I love this book. Easy to read. Helps to have had an alagera class, but you need not have passed it to engoy this book. It inspired me to take a calculas class. Great book!Published on January 9, 2011 by Adam
The author has penned a dozen stories of mathematical discovery joined by the theme of symmetry. The individual stories are good biographies, historically interesting and their... Read morePublished on October 16, 2010 by Tom K.
An excellent history of the roles played by symmetry various fields of mathematics. Complex ideas are well explained in a way accessible to anyone with good high school mathematics... Read morePublished on October 1, 2010 by n.michael green