Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture - Apostolos Doxiadis

Paperback - Very Good Condition


Unde Retros is a family joke. An ageing recluse, he lives alone in a suburb of Athens, playing the odd game of chess and tending to his garden. If you didn know better, you’d surely think he was one of lifes failures.

But his young nephew suspects otherwise. For Uncle Petros, he soon discovers was once a celebrated mathematician. A mathematician brilliant and foolhardy enough to stake everything on solving a problem that has defied all attempts at proof for nearly three centuries – Goldbach’s Conjecture.

Uncle Petros and Goldbachs Conjecture is an inspiring novel of intellectual adventure, of proud genius and the exhilaration of pure mathematics. It is also a story of the rivalry, antagonism and sense of impending failure which haunts chose who pursue impossible goals.

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Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture by Apostolos Doxiadis

In an excellent condition, see photos for more details.

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Weight 269 g
Dimensions 21.3 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm




Apostolos Doxiadis