Just When We Thought We Knew Everything About Lewis Carroll, Here Comes A Highly Original Biography That Will Appeal To Alice Fans Everywhere Fascinated By The Inner Life Of Charles Lutwidge Dodson, Robin Wilson, A Carroll Scholar And A Noted Mathematics Professor, Has Produced This Revelatory Book Filled With Than One Hundred Striking And Often Playful Illustrations That Examines The Many Inspirations And Sources For Carroll S Fantastical Writings, Mathematical And Otherwise As Wilson Demonstrates, Carroll Who Published Serious, If Occasionally Eccentric, Works In The Fields Of Geometry, Logic, And Algebra Made Significant Contributions To Subjects As Varied As Voting Patterns And The Design Of Tennis Tournaments, In The Process Creating Imaginative Recreational Puzzles Based On Mathematical Ideas In The Tradition Of Sylvia Nasar S A Beautiful Mind And Andrew Hodges S Alan Turing, This Is An Engaging Look At The Incredible Genius Of One Of Mathematics And Literature S Most Enigmatic Minds.

I wanted to love this bookthan I did Anytime the book discussed Lewis Carroll s life, early years and his relations to Alice in Wonderland, I was overjoyed However, this book s main focus is on Lewis Carrol s life as a mathematician and that part wasdifficult for me to read and understand I find math to be an already challenging subject to understand, so looking at the equations even with the step by step logic, I found it still going way over my head.Did I dislike the book Not at a I wanted to love this bookthan I did Anytime the book discussed Lewis Carroll s life, early years and his relations to Alice in Wonderland, I was overjoyed However, thi...

Lewis Carroll noto a tutti per le avventure di Alice nel paese delle meraviglie Alcuni sanno anche della sua mania di fotografare bambine, spingendosi fino a definirlo un depravato sessuale represso anche se non si hanno notizie di alcun suo atto contro la pubblica decenza Ma la sua personalit molto pi variegata, come si pu leggere in questa biografia che racconta la sua vita a tutto tondo, compreso il suo lavoro come fotografo uno dei pi importanti del XIX secolo , di matematico o Lewis Carroll noto a tutti per le avventure di Alice nel paese delle meraviglie Alcuni sanno anche della sua mania di fotografare bambine, sp...

This is a badly needed book.It used to be understood that word games, fantastic imagery, and puzzles were both a great way to keep the mind limber and to entertain, but no one mastered these arts, particularly in combination,than Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll I thought I was familiar with Dodgson s life and work Then I read this book It is definitely a biographythan an in depth technical work alt...

While I got into some of math talk Carroll worked in, overall it felt dry at times And I have a mathematical mind I will use some of his problems on my students though.

A biography of the mathematician Charles Dodgson, alias author Lewis Carroll Robin Wilson is a mathematician and thus can intellegently write about Dodgson s contributions to mathematics Dodgson was first and foremost a mathematician, as a student he was very diligent and tested at the top of his class at Oxford In ...

On recommendation, Charles Dodgson wrote under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll for all of his literary exploits most notably the Alice in Wonderland series A qualified mathematician from Oxford there was no limits to the types of problems this great man applied his mind to The book is full of puzzles, riddles, euclidean geometry problems that Dodgson designed over his life time Dodgson even devised a nifty technique for calculating determinants of large matrices He was also an avid phot...

I enjoyed seeing the math side of Lewis Carroll It was very interesting to see how hard he worked growing up and how diligent he was as a professor He always seemed to be interested in sharing math with the world whether between characters in his fictional books or in his pamphlets about a certain math topic at hand I liked the puzzles that were shared in the book ...

Lewis Carroll in Numberland is a very interesting book It focuses on the life of Charles Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll Instead of focusing on the main thing Dodgson is known for, the Alice in Wonderland books, this book focuses on his education and his incredible intellect especially in the area of mathematics Dodgson was an unbelievably intelligent ...

This is a great book for math teachers as it presents a neat method for solving 3X3 and 4X4 determinants and has lots of math puzzles On the other hand some of the puzzles are hard to understand given the 19th century style and terminology.The book presents the life of Charles Dodgson, which itself is very interesting Again, non British readers who d...

I first became aware of this book when I heard Robin Wilson deliver a Book Launch Lecture at Gresham College which was a really nice overview of the book, I found.The book is particularly good in how it deals so succinctly with this area of Lewis Carroll s life which was most important to him but which is so often neglected or only referred to as something of an aside to the Alice books.If you want to dig deeper into Lewis Carroll, you have to find out about his maths, and this book is perfect f I first became aware of this book when I heard Robin Wilson deliver a Book Launch Lecture at Gresham College which was a really nice overview of the book, I found.The book is particularly good in how it deals so succinctly with this area of Lewis Carroll s life which was most ...