Books by Denis Guedj

THE PARROT’S THEOREM by Denis Guedj
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A wonderful little book, cartoonlike, yes, but tender and impassioned—and with a tour of math just as useful for YAs as for Methuselah."
A bestseller in France (where the author teaches history of science), Guedj's first fiction is a charmer indeed—a history of mathematics offered up pretty as you please via a handful of likable characters, a mystery—and a talking parrot. Read full book review >
THE MEASURE OF THE WORLD by Denis Guedj
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"'Seldom has history been so inextricably intertwined with the history of science,' comments Guedj. And seldom have such interesting books as his come from that union."
After his fine romp-cum-history-of-mathematics (The Parrot's Theorem, p. 889), Guedj brings us another science-novel, this one set during the French Revolution and telling how the metric system came to be. Read full book review >