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... There’s been quite a lot of misunderstanding in regards to this subject and usually highly informed reporting has indeed come unstuck on the clarity of this matter. Writing about dimensions no reader can visually grasp without confidence makes this ‘Readers Digest’ styled book, somewhat an ... Read review
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Ambiguity of the Unknown

AdvantagesHigh in resources for topology reference.

DisadvantagesToo many diagrams - lacks readability for two thirds of the book

"...has indeed come unstuck on the clarity of this matter. Writing about dimensions no reader can visually grasp without confidence makes this ‘Readers Digest’ styled book, somewhat an enigma. Professor Donal O’Shea whose name sounds like a character from the TV hit show ‘Father Ted’; has earnestly tried to educate his readership the wonders of Topology and how it shapes everything that exists – indeed, this is quite ..." Read review
06.05.2012

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Henri Poincare formulated his Conjecture in 1904 that promised to describe the very shape of the universe, but remained unproved until a huge prize was offered for its solution in 2000. This book explains the maths behind the Conjecture and its proof, and illuminates various personalities surrounding this perplexing conundrum.

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Publisher Penguin
Author Donal O'Shea
Title The Poincaré Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe
Type Non-Fiction
EAN 9780141032382
ISBN 0141032383

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