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Science  10 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5703, pp. 1893-1894
DOI: 10.1126/science.1105298

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János Bolyai, Non-Euclidean Geometry, and the Nature of Space. by Jeremy J. Gray. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2004. 224 pp. Paper, $20, £12.95. ISBN 0-262-57174-9. Burndy Library Publications.

The author describes the context and influence of Bolyai's 1832 paper, which opened the door to the field of non-Euclidean geometry; the book also contains a facsimile of the Latin original and G. B. Halsted's 1896 English translation.