- Series: Artificial Intelligence Series
- Paperback: 497 pages
- Publisher: The MIT Press; Reprint edition (July 9, 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0262510375
- ISBN-13: 978-0262510370
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Hal Abelson is Class of 1922 Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a fellow of the IEEE. He is a founding director of Creative Commons, Public Knowledge, and the Free Software Foundation. Additionally, he serves as co-chair for the MIT Council on Educational Technology.
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I strongly recommend this book to anyone with interests in computer programming, geometry and physics. The unusual approach this book takes to the understanding of curved space is deceptively simple and surprisingly powerful.
It is good for children or young adults who may later work in physics or vector graphics. I wish it was updated to use a modern language or a modern version of Logo. There is no other book that collects such a mixture of different subjects together. I still open the book to remember basic concepts and just for the joy of reading it again.
As an adult I created several different 2d vector graphics systems for other programmers to use. I credit this book for my interest in that area.
This is truly a seminal book. I find myself returning to it, just the pleasure of experiencing again the careful exposition of some of the fundamental concepts in science and maths. Highly recommended.