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Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by  Douglas R Hofstadter - First edition - 1979 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00007288)

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

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Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

by Hofstadter, Douglas R

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  • hardcover
  • First
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New York: Basic Books (1979), 1979. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo. [5], vi-xxi, [3], 3-777, [1] pp. Bound in brown cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Price of $18.50 on front jacket flap. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. A nice copy of Hofstadter's well-known book, "A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll" Near Fine book in a Very Good dust jacket with fading to the spine panel, and a bit of light wear and fading to the extremities.

Synopsis

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (commonly GEB) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas Hofstadter, described as "a metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll". On its surface, GEB examines logician Kurt Gödel, artist M. C. Escher and composer Johann Sebastian Bach, discussing common themes in their work and lives. At a deeper level, the book is a detailed and subtle exposition of concepts fundamental to mathematics, symmetry, and intelligence.

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Bookseller
Evening Star Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
00007288
Title
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Author
Hofstadter, Douglas R
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Basic Books (1979)
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1979
Bookseller catalogs
Philosophy;

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