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Lewis Carroll in Numberland : his fantastical mathematical logical life : an agony in eight fits

Author: Robin J Wilson
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lewis Carroll's books have delighted children and adults for generations, but behind their exuberant fantasy and delightful nonsense was the mind of a brilliant mathematician. This title explores the curious imagination of this man who filled his writings with problems, paradoxes, puzzles and teasing games of logic.
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Named Person: Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin J Wilson
ISBN: 9780141016108 0141016108 0713997575 9780713997576
OCLC Number: 463336313
Notes: Originally published: New York : Allen Lane, 2008.
Description: xi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Robin Wilson.

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'A fascinating story ... Wilson could not be better qualified to write a book on [Carroll's] career in numbers' - Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph 'First-rate ... Wilson conjures the spirit of a man Read more...

 
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