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Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math by Joseph Mazur

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Through adventure stories and historical narratives populated with a rich and quirky cast of characters, Mazur artfully reveals the less-than-airtight nature of logic and the muddled relationship between math and the real world.

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Ultimately, Mazur argues, logical reasoning eudlid not purely robotic. At its most basic level, it is a creative process guided by our intuitions and beliefs about the world. Read th Read less. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days.

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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. I bought this book for my mathematics class. If you don’t like math, which I didn’t, then this is the book for you. It’s a true and fun story that takes you through math without even knowing it. Now, I mean, ALL types of math. Book was as advertised! I had difficulty becoming engaged in reading this josepu even though I am a math teacher.

Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math

Ended up giving it away. The book does not deliver to the promise in its title. It is yet another “discover fun in mathematics” book, mixed with a poorly written travel account. In this wonderful book, mathematician Joseph Mazur takes us on a tour of the concepts of proof, infinity, and probability. He couches his discussions within stories of world travels he made as a young man through places like the Tue American rainforests and the islands of Greek.


For those who have had geometry in high school, the first section of this book is amazing. Professor Mazur not only brings out the importance of mathematical proof by looking back at the ancient Greeks whilst traveling as a young man through the rainforest no less, but he also points out the weaknesses of moseph proof in analyzing concepts like infinity.

These areas of weakness then lead him forward to the next two sections where he picks apart infinity and lays the groundwork of probability, all while recounting more youthful travels. A little bit of both, probably. Get to Know Us. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? See our Returns Eainforest. Visit our Help Pages. Audible Download Audio Books.

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