© 1995

Thomas Gray in Copenhagen

In Which the Philosopher Cat Meets the Ghost of Hans Christian Andersen

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 1-9
  3. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 11-18
  4. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 19-28
  5. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 29-33
  6. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 35-39
  7. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 41-46
  8. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 47-53
  9. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 55-62
  10. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 63-66
  11. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 67-72
  12. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 81-90
  13. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 91-100
  14. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 101-116
  15. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 117-122
  16. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 123-129
  17. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 131-137
  18. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 139-146
  19. Philip J. Davis
    Pages 147-149

About this book


The further adventures of a feline philosopher and friend.
Could it be? Hans Christian Andersen - who wrote so lovingly of inchworms and ugly ducklings - an unrepentant despiser of cats? That's the rumor that the philosophical feline, Thomas Gray, and her (yes, her) cohort, Cambridge don Lucas Fysst, are determined to snuff out. In Copenhagen to attend a philosophers' convention, they go on the hunt for a missing Andersen manuscript that will set the record straight. A sequel to the popular Thomas Gray, Philosopher Cat, Philip J. Davis' latest is a whimsically written and illustrated tale - part history, part parody, and all fun.


Cat Host Realm applied mathematics bridge chaos collaboration history of mathematics language mathematics set story university worm

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Thomas Gray in Copenhagen
  • Book Subtitle In Which the Philosopher Cat Meets the Ghost of Hans Christian Andersen
  • Authors Philip J. Davis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-94493-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-4368-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-4366-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 192
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language and Literature
    Mathematics, general
    Popular Science, general
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"A thoughtful, measured, relaxed mix of fact and fantasy. Thomas Gray is the kind of cat that spends its mornings hunting rabbits and its afternoons pawing over palimpsests. You should make her acquaintance, she will enrich your life." Ian Stewart, New Scientist, on Thomas Gray, Philosopher Cat