Lewis Carroll in Numberland

Lewis Carroll in Numberland

His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life : An Agony in Eight Fits

Book - 2008
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"In this book, the author explores the singular imagination of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - known to millions around the world as Lewis Carroll - the creator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Lewis Carroll in Numberland shows how this incredible mind was not limited to the exuberant fantasy and wordplay of his children's books, which also brim with mathematical allusions - arithmetical, geometrical, logical and mechanical." "Robin Wilson's celebration of Dodgson's mathematical achievements reveals that his work in numbers went far beyond the purely academic. We are taken inside the mind of a man who turned his mathematical genius to the study of voting patterns, to the design of tennis tournaments and even to the prolific creation and popularization of imaginative numerical puzzles."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2008
ISBN: 9780713997576
Characteristics: xi, 237 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jul 19, 2011

an interesting expose into Charles Dodgson's life in both Mathematics and children's stories. I was hoping for more mathematics

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Get NoveList Reading Recommendations

Subject Headings

PPL owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

To Top