Alex's Adventures in Numberland
Illustrations 448 The world of maths can seem mind-boggling, irrelevant and, let's face it, boring. This groundbreaking book reclaims maths from the geeks. Mathematical ideas underpin just about everything in our lives: from the surprising geome |
Bellos, Alex |
$25.00 |
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Beautiful Geometry
66 color illus. 64 line illus. 208 If you've ever thought that mathematics and art don't mix, this stunning visual history of geometry will change your mind. As much a work of art as a book about mathematics, Beautiful Geometry presents more tha |
Maor, Eli, Jost, Eugen |
$49.95 |
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Birth of a Theorem
224 What goes on inside the mind of a rock-star mathematician? Where does inspiration come from? With a storyteller's gift, Cedric Villani takes us on a mesmerising journey as he wrestles with a new theorem that will win him the most coveted pri |
Villani, Cedric |
$35.00 |
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Calculating the Cosmos
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 352 Ian Stewart's up-to-the-minute guide to the cosmos moves from the earth and the planets to the galaxy and the universe. He describes how galaxies, stars and planets form, why stars implode, how everything began, and ho |
Stewart, Ian |
$33.00 |
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Circle
300 The circle has fascinated mathematicians since ancient times. This entertaining book describes in layperson's terms the many intriguing properties of this fundamental shape. If math has intimidated you, this may be the ideal book to help you |
Posamentier, Alfred S., Geretschlager, Robert |
$45.00 |
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Crest of the Peacock
6 halftones. 164 line illus. 18 tables. 6 maps. 584 From the Ishango Bone of central Africa and the Inca quipu of South America to the dawn of modern mathematics, The Crest of the Peacock makes it clear that human beings everywhere have been cap |
Joseph, George Gheverghese |
$87.00 |
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Easy as Pi
Approx. 50 illustrations 256 If you're brilliant at everything else, but lack confidence when it comes to maths, join Liz Strachan, a maths teacher with many, many years of experience, on this magical tour through the seeming mysteries of number |
Strachan, Liz |
$30.00 |
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Equation for Every Occasion
1 black & white halftones, 15 black & white line drawings 200 With this fun romp through the world of equations we encounter in our everyday lives, you'll find yourself flipping through the stories of fifty-two formulas faster than a deck of car |
Henshaw, John M. |
$51.95 |
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Equation for Every Occasion
1 halftone, 15 line drawings 200 In An Equation for Every Occasion, John M. Henshaw tells fifty-two entertaining true stories, each inspired by a different mathematical equation. His succinct, easy-to-read narratives come from the spheres of spo |
Henshaw, John M. |
$54.95 |
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Everything and More
illustrations 344 Is infinity a valid mathematical property or a meaningless abstraction? David Foster Wallace brings his intellectual ambition and characteristic bravura style to the story of how mathematicians have struggled to understand the |
Wallace, David Foster, Stephenson, Neal |
$25.95 |
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Fluke
Discover how maths can explain and predict the vagaries of chance Imagine this: you are browsing used books in a bookstore hundreds of miles from home when you come across a copy of Moby Dick, which you remember reading as a child. You open it |
Mazur, Joseph |
$30.00 |
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Genius at Play
black & white art throughout 480 John Horton Conway is a singular mathematician with a lovely loopy brain. He is Archimedes, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, and Richard Feynman all rolled into one--he boasts a rock star's charisma, a slyly bent sens |
Roberts, Siobhan |
$23.00 |
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Great Mathematical Problems
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 352 'Britian's foremost populariser of maths' Ian Stewart reveals the ultimate questions that take us to the limits of mathematics - now available in paperback. There are some mathematical problems whose significance goes |
Stewart, Ian |
$23.00 |
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Here's Looking at Euclid
From Counting Ants to Games of Chance - An Awe-Inspiring Journey Through the World of Numbers 336 Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathemat |
Bellos, Alex |
$30.95 |
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Improbability Principle
320 Why is it that incredibly unlikely phenomena actually happen quite regularly and why should we, in fact, expect such things to happen? Here, in this highly original book - aimed squarely at anyone with an interest in coincidences, probabilit |
Hand, David |
$25.00 |
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Joy of X
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 336 Award-winning Steven Strogatz, one of the foremost popularisers of maths, has written a witty and fascinating account of maths' most compelling ideas and how, so often, they are an integral part of everyday life. Maths |
Strogatz, Steven |
$23.00 |
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Lewis Carroll in Numberland
Hardback , 198 x 129mm. 256 Lewis Carroll's writings have inspired and entertained generations of readers, but now his forgotten achievements in the world of numbers are finally brought to light by highly acclaimed author and mathematician Robin |
Wilson Robin |
$13.00 |
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Man vs Maths
197(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 224 Could we solve queuing with an equation? How do algorithms control our news? What is the secret behind encryption codes? Mathematics is inescapable. Wherever you go, whatever you do, however you live your life, mathe |
Revell, Timothy |
$30.00 |
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Math for the Frightened
Facing Scary Symbols and Everything Else That Freaks You Out About Mathematics 352 This title includes a superbly written introduction to the fascinating world of mathematical symbols, their meanings, and their uses. Mention the word mathematics |
Pask, Colin |
$33.95 |
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Mathematical Century
Paperback , 214 x 141mm. 224 The twentieth century was a time of unprecedented development in mathematics, as well as in all sciences: more theorems were proved and results found in a hundred years than in all of previous history. In "The Mathem |
Odifreddi, Piergiorgio |
$39.95 |
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Maths Handbook
illustrations 304 This is the perfect introduction for those who have a lingering fear of maths. If you think that maths is difficult, confusing, dull or just plain scary, then The Maths Handbook is your ideal companion. Covering all the basics |
Elwes, Dr. Richard |
$20.00 |
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Maths in 100 Key Breakthroughs
Over 200 illustrations 416 Maths in 100 Key Breakthroughs presents a series of essays explaining the fundamentals of the most important maths concepts you really need to know. Richard Elwes profiles the groundbreaking and front-of-mind discoveri |
Elwes, Richard |
$40.00 |
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Number Mysteries : A Mathematical Odyssey through Everyday Life
197(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 320 From the author of 'The Music of the Primes' and 'Finding Moonshine' comes a short, lively book on five mathematical problems that just refuse be solved -- and on how many everyday problems can be solved by maths. Eve |
Sautoy, Marcus du |
$22.00 |
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Numberverse
200 A journey into the world of numbers, which are over our heads, under our feet, and all around us. The Numberverse is especially for people who don't like maths. If you're one of those people who find maths boring, hard, annoying or pointles |
Day, Andrew, Worley, Peter |
$43.95 |
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Plato's Problem
324 What is mathematics about? And if it is about some sort of mathematical reality, how can we have access to it? This is the problem raised by Plato, which still today is the subject of lively philosophical disputes. This book traces the histo |
Panza, Marco, Sereni, Andrea |
$47.95 |
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Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 320 Like its wildly popular predecessors Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities and Hoard of Mathematical Treasures, Professor Stewart's brand-new book is a miscellany of over 150 mathematical curios and conundrums, packed wi |
Stewart, Ian |
$23.00 |
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Seventeen Equations That Changed the World
Illustrations 288 This is a unique history of humanity told through its seventeen defining equations; from Pythagoras to Calculus. From Newton's Law of Gravity to the Black-Scholes model used by bankers to predict the markets, equations, are eve |
Stewart, Ian |
$23.00 |
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Standard Deviations
222(Ht mm) 150(Wdt mm) 304 The mathematical certainty of Nate Silver meets the insights of Daniel Kahneman in this lively deconstruction of lies, damned lies, and statistics. Did you know that having a messy room will make you racist? Or that hu |
Smith, Gary |
$30.00 |
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Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension
256 From tying your shoes to the fourth dimension, this is the complete guide to exploring the fascinating world of maths you were never told about at school. Stand-up comedian and mathematician Matt Parker uses bizarre Klein Bottles, unimaginab |
Parker, Matt |
$30.00 |
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Why Cats Land on Their Feet
104 line illus. 216 Ever wonder why cats land on their feet? Or what holds a spinning top upright? Or whether it is possible to feel the Earth's rotation in an airplane? Why Cats Land on Their Feet is a compendium of paradoxes and puzzles that r |
Levi, Mark |
$31.95 |