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The Remarkable Role of Evolution in the Making of Mathematics

In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math.

Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the... Read more >

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The Renaissance World of Leonardo DaVinci

A veritable rock star in the book world some five centuries after his birth, Leonardo Da Vinci is a man for the ages. Millions of readers hungrily ponder the mysteries behind his sketch-filled notebooks, radical inventions, and enigmatic paintings. This stunning book, like no other on the market, explores the master’s... Read more >

The Numbers That Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe

A major contribution to our understanding of the basic laws of the universe—from the author of

The constants of nature are the fundamental laws of physics that apply throughout the universe: gravity, velocity of light, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics. They encode the deepest secrets of the universe, and... Read more >

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Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe

What conceptual blind spot kept the ancient Greeks (unlike the Indians and Maya) from developing a concept of zero? Why did St. Augustine equate nothingness with the Devil? What tortuous means did 17th-century scientists employ in their attempts to create a vacuum? And why do contemporary quantum physicists believe that the... Read more >

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A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless

For a thousand years, infinity has proven to be a difficult and illuminating challenge for mathematicians and theologians. It certainly is the strangest idea that humans have ever thought. Where did it come from and what is it telling us about our Universe? Can there actually be infinities? Is matter infinitely... Read more >

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A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts

THE NEW COOL is the astonishing and inspiring story of a team of high school seniors and their mentor, who come together–not to play a sport or exercise their athletic prowess–but rather to build a machine that will compete in the most heated, sophisticated robotics competition in the world. The

The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks

These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers.

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Absolutely Elementary Mathematics

The acclaimed author of

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Were it not for the calculus, mathematicians would have no way to describe the acceleration of a motorcycle or the effect of gravity on thrown balls and distant planets, or to prove that a man could cross a room and eventually touch the opposite wall. Just how calculus makes these things... Read more >

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Six Essential Skills to Clear Out Brain Clutter and Become the Sharpest, Smartest You

According to Mike Byster, the creator of the award-winning memory system Brainetics, the answer is yes! In

The Quest for Omega

Gregory Chaitin, one of the world’s foremost mathematicians, leads us on a spellbinding journey, illuminating the process by which he arrived at his groundbreaking theory.

Chaitin’s revolutionary discovery, the Omega number, is an exquisitely complex representation of unknowability in mathematics. His investigations shed light on what we can ultimately know about the... Read more >

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Making Biology Mathematical

Groundbreaking mathematician Gregory Chaitin gives us the first book to posit that we can prove how Darwin’s theory of evolution works on a mathematical level.

For years it has been received wisdom among most scientists that, just as Darwin claimed, all of the Earth’s life-forms evolved by blind chance. But does Darwin’s... Read more >

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The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments in Science

Is science beautiful? Yes, argues acclaimed philosopher and historian of science Robert P. Crease in this engaging exploration of history’s most beautiful experiments. The result is an engrossing journey through nearly 2,500 years of scientific innovation. Along the way, he encounters the personalities and creative thinking of some of the field’s... Read more >

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Sixth Edition

Featuring several overviews of a multitude of mathematical concepts, as well as detailed learning plans,

* complete coverage of fractions, decimals, percents, algebra, linear equations, graphs, probability, geometry, and trigonometry;

* step-by-step solutions to every... Read more >

The Cosmos in Perspective

The Crisis and Future of Consciousness

In books like

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Aristotle Leads the Way

Not too long ago, in earth time, no one thought the universe had a history. The scientific and religious experts believed that the world had been created as it is today and that nothing had changed. Those experts did their best but they were wrong--really wrong.

Einstein Adds a New Dimension

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Newton at the Center

In volume two, students will watch as Copernicus’s systematic observations place the sun at the center of our universe–to the dismay of establishment thinkers. After students follow the achievements and frustrations of Galileo, Kepler, and Descartes, they will appreciate the amazing Isaac Newton, whose discoveries about gravity, motion, colors, calculus, and... Read more >

How Faith Is Hardwired into Our Genes

The overwhelming majority of Americans believe in God; this conviction has existed since the beginning of recorded time and is shared by billions around the world. In

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Hawking returns with a lavishly illustrated sequel to his

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Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World

In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America’s Gilded Age—Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse—battled bitterly as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire. In

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Kurt Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems sent shivers through Vienna’s intellectual circles and directly challenged Ludwig Wittgenstein’s dominant philosophy. Alan Turing’s mathematical genius helped him break the Nazi Enigma Code during WWII... Read more >

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The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number

"An enlightening, fascinating, well-illustrated, literate and (usefully) opinionated discussion. Covers historical, mathematical, and real-world appearances of the famous number. Of special interest are debunkings of some hoary myths (e.g., about the Parthenon) and connections to crystals, fractals, and music." —

Throughout history, thinkers... Read more >

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A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos

Is the universe actually a giant quantum computer? According to Seth Lloyd, the answer is yes.

All interactions between particles in the universe, Lloyd explains, convey not only energy but also information–in other words, particles not only collide, they compute. What is the entire universe computing, ultimately? “Its own dynamical evolution,”... Read more >

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