In the second book of the Millennium series, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander is devoted to a 1,200 page mathematics text. The book, by one L. C. Parnault, is titled Dimensions in Mathematics, and though Larsson informs readers that it was published by Harvard University Press, the book has been impossible to find. Until now. We’re very excited to announce the long-awaited publication of Parnault’s Dimensions in Mathematics.
Like no work since the Arithmetica of Diophantus two millennia before, L. C. Parnault’s Dimensions in Mathematics presents the fullness of mathematical knowledge attained by man. From Thales to Turing, Pythagoras to Euclid, Archimedes to Newton, the Riemann Hypothesis to Fermat’s Last Theorem, Parnault escorts both serious mathematicians and the non-mathematical mind through the deepest mysteries of mathematics. Along the way he offers the greatest expositions yet of number theory, combinatorial topology, the analytics of complexity, and his own groundbreaking work on spherical astronomy. Dimensions equips even elementary readers with the tools to solve the logical puzzles of the perfect universe that can exist only in the mind of a mathematician.
“Dr. Parnault’s elegant explications of seemingly every extant mathematical concept or quandary make this text as indispensible as any in our field,” says Fields Medal-winning MIT Professor Gerald Lambeau. “His presentation of combinatorial mathematics left me breathless.”
In addition to being a milestone for the field, the publication of Dimensions in Mathematics is a true publishing event, a crowning achievement in our centennial year. We’re extremely proud to finally satisfy the millions of Millennium readers who’ve sought out the book, and are deeply humbled by the experience of working with the legendary Dr. Parnault.
UPDATE: Just April Foolin’. Parnault and his book remain but fiction.