Ellenberg’s recent book on geometry is drawing lots of attention to a topic many thought they’d left behind when they graduated from high school. Ellenberg makes it clear why geometry is a powerful and continuing force in our lives, explaining many of the issues we face day-to-day: “We are living in a wild geometric boomtown, global in scope. Geometry isn’t out there beyond space and time, it’s right here with us, mixed in with the reasoning of everyday life. It is beautiful? Yes, but not bare. Geometers see Beauty with its work clothes on.”
Jordan Ellenberg. 2021. Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else. Penguin Press; New York.