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By Christoph J. Scriba,Peter Schreiber,Jana Schreiber

The current quantity presents a desirable assessment of geometrical rules and perceptions from the earliest cultures to the mathematical and creative recommendations of the twentieth century. it's the English translation of the third version of the well-received German publication “5000 Jahre Geometrie,” within which geometry is gifted as a series of advancements in cultural background and their interplay with structure, the visible arts, philosophy, technology and engineering.

Geometry originated within the old cultures alongside the Indus and Nile Rivers and in Mesopotamia, experiencing its first “Golden Age” in historic Greece. encouraged via the Greek arithmetic, a brand new germ of geometry blossomed within the Islamic civilizations. in the course of the Oriental effect on Spain, this data later unfold to Western Europe. the following, as a part of the medieval Quadrivium, the knowledge of geometry used to be deepened, resulting in a revival throughout the Renaissance. including parallel achievements in India, China, Japan and the traditional American cultures, the eu ways shaped the information and branches of geometry we all know within the smooth age: coordinate equipment, analytical geometry, descriptive and projective geometry within the seventeenth an 18th centuries, axiom structures, geometry as a thought with a number of buildings and geometry in laptop sciences within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Each bankruptcy of the booklet begins with a desk of key ancient and cultural dates and ends with a precis of crucial contents of geometry within the respective period. Compelling examples invite the reader to additional discover the issues of geometry in old and glossy times.

The publication will entice mathematicians drawn to Geometry and to all readers with an curiosity in cultural history.

From letters to the authors for the German language edition

I wish it will get a translation, as there isn't any related work.

Prof. J. Grattan-Guinness (Middlesex college London)

"Five Thousand Years of Geometry" - i feel it's the such a lot good-looking ebook i've got ever obvious from Springer and the inclusion of such a lot of colour plates quite improves its visual appeal dramatically!

Prof. J.W. Dauben (City collage of latest York)

An first-class e-book in each recognize. The authors have effectively mixed the background of geometry with the final improvement of tradition and background. …

The image layout can be excellent.

Prof. Z. Nádenik (Czech Technical collage in Prague)

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