Euclid’s Window by Leonard Mlodinow
Last year, I read this book Euclid’s Window by Leonard Mlodinow (2001, Simon & Schuster). It was basically a history of geometry. I love math and enjoy geometry but don’t really know much of the history of it, beyond what you learn in physics history (which is some, but not focused).
Well, I enjoyed the book, yeah, and it told me more about the history of geometry. But it didn’t really go as deep or as advanced as I was expecting. It definitely felt very high level and a little removed. It also really only focused on Western geometry. Very few mentions of anything from China or the Middle East, and like, come on, I know a lot of important math stuff went down there.
So it wasn’t a bad book, but it wasn’t really the full story, and I feel like I’d prefer a thicker, larger book that went a lot deeper and covered more ground.