Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything

Jordan Ellenberg

Undoubtedly, geometry is one of the subjects that individuals find the least interesting when learning in school. Not only is it difficult to understand, but it also rarely applies to the real world. When would I ever need to know how to draw an equilateral triangle using a ruler and a set of compasses by myself?

However, geometry does, in fact, have some applications in the real world. Not only does geometry have applications in physics and artificial intelligence, as Jordan Ellenberg illustrates in Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything, but it also shows up in other fields, such as banking, US politics, and even poetry.