Lewis Carroll in Numberland
Robin WilsonISBN: 9780141016108;
Lewis Carrolls books have delighted children and adults for generations, but behind their exuberant fantasy and delightful nonsense was the mind of a brilliantmathematician. Now his forgotten achievements in the world of numbers are brought to light by acclaimed author and mathematician Robin Wilson. Here he explores the curiousimagination of a man whose pioneering work at Oxford University included investigations into voting patterns and tennis seeding, who dreamt up numerical conundrums in bed at nightand who filled his writings with problems, paradoxes, puzzles and teasing games of logic.<BR><br>Taking us into a world of mock turtles and maps, gryphons and gravity, Lewis Carrollin Numberland reveals the singular mind of a genius.