For many people, geometry is a dimly-remembered exercise that they gladly left behind in school. It seemed to be little more than a tortuous way of proving some fact about triangles that was obvious in the first place. The word ‘geometry,’ from the Greek, means ‘measuring the world but in fact it is a modern, fast-moving discipline with a wider impact beyond mathematics.

In “Shape”, Jordan Ellenberg reveals the geometry that underlies key scientific, political, and philosophical issues that we currently face, from the spread of coronavirus to rise of machine learning.


Cover: Hardback
ISBN: 9780241413524
No. of Pages: 480
Dimensions: 240 x 42 x 162 mm
Published by Penguin


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