The king of infinite space euclid and his elements david berlinski on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers for more than two thousand years geometry has been equated with euclids elements the worlds first mathematical treatise. The king of infinite space euclid and his elements by david berlinski basic books 2013 i tried really i did berlinskis writing is clear and probably as simple as it can get but once again the further i go into math and geometry the less i comprehend. The king of infinite space euclid and his elements david berlinski geometry defines the world around us helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion euclids elements is arguably the most influential book in the history of . The books basic goals are two to describe the contents and structure of euclids most famous work the elements and to show how euclid and the elements have shaped the entire mathematical community and the world the two points are interleaved and juxtaposed. The king of infinite space is for anyone who cares about euclid geometry the philosophy of mathematics and most especially for those who appreciate fine writing david berlinskis slim book the king of infinite space is not your typical biography concerning euclid and his book on geometry the elements the king of infinite space is surprisingly compelling
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