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33 review for Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    Love Song To Geometry - And A Look At How It Is Truly Everywhere. This is a mathematician showing just how prevalent geometry is in our every day lives - and why modern math classes tend to ruin it for most people. As a mathematics oriented person myself (got one math-derived degree, very nearly got two others almost at the same time, former math teacher, current active software developer), this was fairly easy to follow - Ellenberg mentions some advanced concepts without actually *showing* many Love Song To Geometry - And A Look At How It Is Truly Everywhere. This is a mathematician showing just how prevalent geometry is in our every day lives - and why modern math classes tend to ruin it for most people. As a mathematics oriented person myself (got one math-derived degree, very nearly got two others almost at the same time, former math teacher, current active software developer), this was fairly easy to follow - Ellenberg mentions some advanced concepts without actually *showing* many of them, though there *is* more actual equations in here than some might like in a "popsci" level book. Thanks to Ellenberg's explanations of said equations and concepts, this *should* be an easy enough follow for most anyone. And he really does do a great job of showing how even advanced ideas really do come down to the most basic principles - just applied in particularly interesting ways. Indeed, the only real critique I have here is that when Ellenberg gets off the math specifically and into more political and social commentary - even when ostensbily using the math as a shield - it gets much closer to "Your Mileage May Vary" level. Overall, those moments weren't quite pervasive enough nor did they stray far enough from the central premise to warrant dropping a star, and thus the book maintains the full five stars that all books start with for me. Very much recommended.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Natalia

    Excellent and fun use of mathematical principles to explain events we see in our daily lives. I thought Ellenberg did a great job of incorporating history and mathematics and the book was very interesting and seamless to read. I am a PhD student in engineering but I think this book would be of interest to anyone, even if they haven't revisited geometry or mathematics in years. Concepts are really well broken down but I didn't find any part of it to be superfluous even if coming from a STEM-heavy Excellent and fun use of mathematical principles to explain events we see in our daily lives. I thought Ellenberg did a great job of incorporating history and mathematics and the book was very interesting and seamless to read. I am a PhD student in engineering but I think this book would be of interest to anyone, even if they haven't revisited geometry or mathematics in years. Concepts are really well broken down but I didn't find any part of it to be superfluous even if coming from a STEM-heavy background.

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