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Table of Contents

Prefaces ix 1.Thales of Miletus 1 2.Triangles of Equal Area 3 3.Quadrilaterals 6 4.Perfect Numbers and Triangular Numbers 9 5.The Pythagorean Theorem I

About the Author

Eli Maor is the author of To Infinity and Beyond, e: The Story of a Number, Trigonometric Delights, Venus in Transit, and The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History (all Princeton) and has taught the history of mathematics at Loyola University Chicago. Eugen Jost is a well-known Swiss artist whose work is strongly influenced by mathematics.

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Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers "A book that stimulates the mind as well as the eye."--Scientific American "The combination of art and exposition was quite effective. The writing is accessible to most reasonably well-educated laypeople, and I imagine that many such people would derive considerable pleasure dipping into this attractive and interesting book."--Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews "Eli Maor's lively writing benefits in equal parts from the geometry of ancient Greece and the eye-popping images conjured by artist Eugen Jost."--Bill Cannon, Scientist's Bookshelf "Graphic illustrations serve as both beautiful abstract art and helpful explanations in this overview of geometric theorems and patterns."--Science News "[Beautiful Geometry] achieves its aim to demonstrate that there is visual beauty in Mathematics. I heartily recommend it."--LSE Review of Books "The explanations are clear, and cover the background to the paintings in a manner that will be appreciated by readers whatever their level of mathematical knowledge... Anyone with any interest in visual mathematics will love this book."--Times Higher Education "A good-looking, large-format book suitable for the coffee table, but with lots of mathematical ideas packed in among the colorful illustrations... [A] handsome book for browsing and for some deep thought, and would be a superb gift for anyone (especially a young person) who has interest in mathematics."--Rob Hardy, Columbus Dispatch "It is a handsome book for browsing and for some deep thought, and would be a superb gift for anyone (especially a young person) who has interest in mathematics."--Rob Hardy, Dispatch "The book by Maor and Jost should be given to everyone--young or old--embarking on the study of mathematics or anyone teaching mathematics. The book will act as a source of inspiration and as a reminder of why it is that mathematics has fascinated the human race for millennia."--Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen, LMS Newsletter "The content is accessible to anyone with even a high school course in geometry. The writing is very clear."--Choice "Clear and lively... The mathematics in this book is first-rate, but the real surprise is how well the art reflects and illuminates the topic at hand... All of it is lovely to look at... [Beautiful Geometry] rises to the level of a coffee-table art book, only with a lot more depth."--Mathematical Reviews "[E]erily captivating book... Maor's style of writing is conversational, and the writing is engaging."--Annalisa Crannell, Journal of Mathematics and the Arts "At a very reasonable price, this is a book which would grace the coffee-table of any mathematics department, and many of the ideas in it will stimulate valuable discussions in the classroom."--Gerry Leversha, Mathematical Gazette "It presents as a coffee-table book for mathematicians and would be a good addition to a classroom library, available for students of all ages to explore."--Susan Mielechowsky, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School "Visually stunning... [Beautiful Geometry] raises fundamental questions, answered thousands of years later and evidencing the progress made... This is an engaging book of broad appeal and a colourful approach to the history of geometry."--Mathematics Today

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