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Descartess Secret Notebook

A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe

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        LC ClassificationsOctober 11, 2005
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 54 p. :
        Number of Pages40
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 100767920333

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I came away not really understanding, or being convinced why Descartes should be so revered in scientific and philosophical circles. Almost certainly a member of the occult brotherhood of the Rosicrucians, he kept a secret notebook, now lost, most of which was written in code.

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Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe eBook : Aczel, Amir D.: Kindle Store

Ugur Akinci is a Fortune 500 Sr. The Queen, however, was a model student, greatly affectionate to her teacher, and no one really knows how far the affection actually went. After reading this book you'll feel enriched by an intimate understanding of one of the most important eras in the development of Western science as we know it today and the incomparable role Rene Descartes played in it. Aczel is the kind of writer I love to read; a "science popularizer", that is, a scientist who can write about science in terms that someone like me, a person who is not a professional scientist yet loves to learn more about science, can understand.

Although not what one would expect in a full-length biography, this book Descartess Secret Notebook the highlights of Descartes' life and works. Open Books via United States Hardcover, ISBN 9780767920339 Publisher: Broadway, 2005 Used - Good. Descartes married geometry and algebra and thereby laid the groundwork for modern science.

But even his death in Sweden a short time later would become controversial. Why did Descartes keep a secret notebook, and what were its contents? To say Descartes led an interesting life is an understatement, and perhaps the most interesting thing about was the aura of intrigue and mystery in which it was enveloped.

His talent for explaining mathematical ideas and formulas that might seem daunting to the lay reader only adds to our enjoyment and deepens our appreciation for this most prolific philosopher-scientist. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. For like Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon in 49 B. The notebook also revealed to Leibniz a discovery made by Descartes that would have transformed mathematics.

We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. Interesting, but not why I bought the book. We know the secret notebook Descartess Secret Notebook lost to time and very little of it is known, so I'm not sure that we can expect the detail that some reviewers are demanding.

Descartes is an enigmatic genius. Not my usual type of reading at all, but I'm very glad I read it. But the power of this last chapter relies more on a reader's inferences than on the author's explanations.