Random House New Releases - Mathematics - Recreations & Gameshttp://www.randomhouse.com/category/www.randomhouse.com2006-03-13T11:23:00-05:00Mathematical Curiosities by Ingmar Lehmannwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616149314"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781616149314" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616149314">Mathematical Curiosities</a> A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=178310">Alfred S. Posamentier</a> and <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=178311">Ingmar Lehmann</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 382 pages | Prometheus Books | Mathematics; Mathematics - Recreations & Games | <b>$19.95</b> | 978-1-61614-931-4 (1-61614-931-0)<p><b>An innovative and appealing way for the layperson to develop math skills--while actually enjoying it</b><br><br>Most people agree that math is important, but few would say it's fun. This book will show you that the subject you learned to hate in high school can be as entertaining as a witty remark, as engrossing as the mystery novel you can't put down--in short, fun! As veteran math educators Posamentier and Lehmann demonstrate, when you realize that doing math can be enjoyable, you open a door into a world of unexpected insights while learning an important skill.<br><br>The authors illustrate the point with many easily understandable examples. One of these is what mathematicians call the "Ruth-Aaron pair" (714 and 715), named after the respective career home runs of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. These two consecutive integers contain a host of interesting features, one of which is that their prime factors when added together have the same sum.  <br><br>The authors also explore the unusual aspects of such numbers as 11 and 18, which have intriguing properties usually overlooked by standard math curriculums. And to make you a better all-around problem solver, a variety of problems is presented that appear simple but have surprisingly clever solutions.<br><br>If math has frustrated you over the years, this delightful approach will teach you many things you thought were beyond your reach, while conveying the key message that math can and should be anything but boring.</p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97816161493142014-08-12T00:30:00-05:00Mathematical Curiosities by Ingmar Lehmannwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616149321"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781616149321" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616149321">Mathematical Curiosities</a> A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=178310">Alfred S. Posamentier</a> and <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=178311">Ingmar Lehmann</a></h3><b>eBook</b> | Prometheus Books | Mathematics; Mathematics - Recreations & Games | <b>$11.99</b> | 978-1-61614-932-1 (1-61614-932-9)<p><b>An innovative and appealing way for the layperson to develop math skills--while actually enjoying it</b><br><br>Most people agree that math is important, but few would say it's fun. This book will show you that the subject you learned to hate in high school can be as entertaining as a witty remark, as engrossing as the mystery novel you can't put down--in short, fun! As veteran math educators Posamentier and Lehmann demonstrate, when you realize that doing math can be enjoyable, you open a door into a world of unexpected insights while learning an important skill.<br><br>The authors illustrate the point with many easily understandable examples. One of these is what mathematicians call the "Ruth-Aaron pair" (714 and 715), named after the respective career home runs of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. These two consecutive integers contain a host of interesting features, one of which is that their prime factors when added together have the same sum.  <br><br>The authors also explore the unusual aspects of such numbers as 11 and 18, which have intriguing properties usually overlooked by standard math curriculums. And to make you a better all-around problem solver, a variety of problems is presented that appear simple but have surprisingly clever solutions.<br><br>If math has frustrated you over the years, this delightful approach will teach you many things you thought were beyond your reach, while conveying the key message that math can and should be anything but boring.</p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97816161493212014-08-12T00:30:00-05:00The Power of Forgetting by Mark Deakinswww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804164931"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780804164931" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804164931">The Power of Forgetting</a> Six Essential Skills to Clear Out Brain Clutter and Become the Sharpest, Smartest You<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=153346">Mike Byster</a><br> <b>Read by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=78887">Mark Deakins</a></h3><b>Unabridged Compact Disc</b> | Random House Audio | Self Help - Memory Improvement; Mathematics - Recreations & Games; Education - Teaching Methods - Mathematics | <b>$35.00</b> | 978-0-8041-6493-1 (0-8041-6493-2)<p><p><b>An uncommon guide for accomplishing more every day by engaging the unique skill of forgetting, from the creator of the award-winning memory training system Brainetics<br><br></b>Is it possible that the answer to becoming a more efficient and effective thinker is learning how to forget? Yes! Mike Byster will show you how mastering this extraordinary technique—forgetting unnecessary information, sifting through brain clutter, and focusing on only important nuggets of data—will change the quality of your work and life balance forever.<br><br>Using the six tools in <i>The Power of Forgetting,</i> you’ll learn how to be a more agile thinker and productive individual. You will overcome the staggering volume of daily distractions that lead to to brain fog, an inability to concentrate, lack of creativity, stress, anxiety, nervousness, angst, worry, dread, and even depression. By training your brain with Byster’s exclusive quizzes and games, you’ll develop the critical skills to become more successful in all that you do, each and every day.</p></p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97808041649312014-03-18T00:30:00-05:00The Power of Forgetting by Mark Deakinswww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804164948"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780804164948" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780804164948">The Power of Forgetting</a> Six Essential Skills to Clear Out Brain Clutter and Become the Sharpest, Smartest You<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=153346">Mike Byster</a><br> <b>Read by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=78887">Mark Deakins</a></h3><b>Unabridged Audiobook Download</b> | Random House Audio | Self Help - Memory Improvement; Mathematics - Recreations & Games; Education - Teaching Methods - Mathematics | <b>$20.00</b> | 978-0-8041-6494-8 (0-8041-6494-0)<p><p><b>An uncommon guide for accomplishing more every day by engaging the unique skill of forgetting, from the creator of the award-winning memory training system Brainetics<br><br></b>Is it possible that the answer to becoming a more efficient and effective thinker is learning how to forget? Yes! Mike Byster will show you how mastering this extraordinary technique—forgetting unnecessary information, sifting through brain clutter, and focusing on only important nuggets of data—will change the quality of your work and life balance forever.<br><br>Using the six tools in <i>The Power of Forgetting,</i> you’ll learn how to be a more agile thinker and productive individual. You will overcome the staggering volume of daily distractions that lead to to brain fog, an inability to concentrate, lack of creativity, stress, anxiety, nervousness, angst, worry, dread, and even depression. By training your brain with Byster’s exclusive quizzes and games, you’ll develop the critical skills to become more successful in all that you do, each and every day.</p></p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97808041649482014-03-18T00:30:00-05:00The Power of Forgetting by Mike Bysterwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307985873"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780307985873" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307985873">The Power of Forgetting</a> Six Essential Skills to Clear Out Brain Clutter and Become the Sharpest, Smartest You<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=153346">Mike Byster</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 368 pages | Harmony | Self Help - Memory Improvement; Mathematics - Recreations & Games; Education - Teaching Methods - Mathematics | <b>$15.00</b> | 978-0-307-98587-3 (0-307-98587-3)<p><p><b>An uncommon guide for accomplishing more every day by engaging the unique skill of forgetting, from the creator of the award-winning memory training system Brainetics<br><br></b>Is it possible that the answer to becoming a more efficient and effective thinker is learning how to forget? Yes! Mike Byster will show you how mastering this extraordinary technique—forgetting unnecessary information, sifting through brain clutter, and focusing on only important nuggets of data—will change the quality of your work and life balance forever.<br><br>Using the six tools in <i>The Power of Forgetting,</i> you’ll learn how to be a more agile thinker and productive individual. You will overcome the staggering volume of daily distractions that lead to to brain fog, an inability to concentrate, lack of creativity, stress, anxiety, nervousness, angst, worry, dread, and even depression. By training your brain with Byster’s exclusive quizzes and games, you’ll develop the critical skills to become more successful in all that you do, each and every day.</p></p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97803079858732014-03-18T00:30:00-05:00The Power of Forgetting by Mike Bysterwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307985866"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780307985866" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307985866">The Power of Forgetting</a> Six Essential Skills to Clear Out Brain Clutter and Become the Sharpest, Smartest You<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=153346">Mike Byster</a></h3><b>eBook</b>, 368 pages | Harmony | Self Help - Memory Improvement; Mathematics - Recreations & Games; Education - Teaching Methods - Mathematics | <b>$10.99</b> | 978-0-307-98586-6 (0-307-98586-5)<p><p><b>An uncommon guide for accomplishing more every day by engaging the unique skill of forgetting, from the creator of the award-winning memory training system Brainetics<br><br></b>Is it possible that the answer to becoming a more efficient and effective thinker is learning how to forget? Yes! Mike Byster will show you how mastering this extraordinary technique—forgetting unnecessary information, sifting through brain clutter, and focusing on only important nuggets of data—will change the quality of your work and life balance forever.<br><br>Using the six tools in <i>The Power of Forgetting,</i> you’ll learn how to be a more agile thinker and productive individual. You will overcome the staggering volume of daily distractions that lead to to brain fog, an inability to concentrate, lack of creativity, stress, anxiety, nervousness, angst, worry, dread, and even depression. By training your brain with Byster’s exclusive quizzes and games, you’ll develop the critical skills to become more successful in all that you do, each and every day.</p></p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97803079858662014-03-18T00:30:00-05:00Paradox by Jim Al-Khaliliwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307986795"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780307986795" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307986795">Paradox</a> The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=155910">Jim Al-Khalili</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 256 pages | Broadway Books | Science - Physics; Games - Logic & Brain Teasers; Mathematics - Recreations & Games | <b>$15.00</b> | 978-0-307-98679-5 (0-307-98679-9)<p><b>A fun and fascinating look at great scientific paradoxes.<br></b><br>   Throughout history, scientists have come up with theories and ideas that just don't seem to make sense.  These we call paradoxes.  The paradoxes Al-Khalili offers are drawn chiefly from physics and astronomy and represent those that have stumped some of the finest minds.  For example, how can a cat be both dead and alive at the same time?  Why will Achilles never beat a tortoise in a race, no matter how fast he runs?  And how can a person be ten years older than his twin?<br><br>   With elegant explanations that bring the reader inside the mind of those who've developed them, Al-Khalili helps us to see that, in fact, paradoxes can be solved if seen from the right angle.  Just as surely as Al-Khalili narrates the enduring fascination of these classic paradoxes, he reveals their underlying logic.  In doing so, he brings to life a select group of the most exciting concepts in human knowledge.  <i>Paradox</i> is mind-expanding fun.</p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97803079867952012-10-23T00:30:00-05:00Paradox by Jim Al-Khaliliwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307986801"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780307986801" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307986801">Paradox</a> The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=155910">Jim Al-Khalili</a></h3><b>eBook</b>, 256 pages | Broadway Books | Science - Physics; Games - Logic & Brain Teasers; Mathematics - Recreations & Games | <b>$11.99</b> | 978-0-307-98680-1 (0-307-98680-2)<p><b>A fun and fascinating look at great scientific paradoxes.<br></b><br>   Throughout history, scientists have come up with theories and ideas that just don't seem to make sense.  These we call paradoxes.  The paradoxes Al-Khalili offers are drawn chiefly from physics and astronomy and represent those that have stumped some of the finest minds.  For example, how can a cat be both dead and alive at the same time?  Why will Achilles never beat a tortoise in a race, no matter how fast he runs?  And how can a person be ten years older than his twin?<br><br>   With elegant explanations that bring the reader inside the mind of those who've developed them, Al-Khalili helps us to see that, in fact, paradoxes can be solved if seen from the right angle.  Just as surely as Al-Khalili narrates the enduring fascination of these classic paradoxes, he reveals their underlying logic.  In doing so, he brings to life a select group of the most exciting concepts in human knowledge.  <i>Paradox</i> is mind-expanding fun.</p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97803079868012012-10-23T00:30:00-05:00Mathematical Amazements and Surprises by Herbert A. Hauptmanwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781591027232"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781591027232" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781591027232">Mathematical Amazements and Surprises</a> Fascinating Figures and Noteworthy Numbers<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=178310">Alfred S. Posamentier</a> and <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=178311">Ingmar Lehmann</a><br> <b>Afterword by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=180210">Herbert A. Hauptman</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 269 pages | Prometheus Books | Mathematics - Recreations & Games | <b>$20.99</b> | 978-1-59102-723-2 (1-59102-723-3)<p>If you've been waiting for a book that will evoke the delight and intrigue that mathematics has to offer, this is the book for you. <br> <br>What are the odds of finding two people who share the same birth date in a room of thirty-five? Most people would guess they're pretty low. In actuality, the probability is better than 80 percent. This is just one of many entertaining examples of mathematical curiosities presented. Two veteran math educators have created the perfect introduction to the wonders of mathematics for the general reader, requiring only a high school background in the subject. <br><br>Among the entertaining and useful tricks they teach are shortcuts in arithmetic, such as ways to determine at a glance the exact divisors of any given number. They also demonstrate how the properties of certain numbers can lead to infinite loops. What is particularly exciting is how many correct answers turn out to be counterintuitive. Exploring all these features will instill insights into the nature of numbers, improve your ability to manipulate them, and give you an appreciation for the inherent elegance of mathematics. <br><br>As you marvel at the many unusual relationships and novelties revealed in this ingenious and delightful presentation, you'll be learning more math than you ever thought possible - and will be relishing every moment of it!</p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97815910272322009-06-23T00:30:00-05:00The Power of Limits by Gyorgy Docziwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781590302590"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781590302590" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781590302590">The Power of Limits</a> Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=7164">Gyorgy Doczi</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 160 pages | Shambhala | Art - History; Mathematics - Recreations & Games; Nature - Essays | <b>$29.95</b> | 978-1-59030-259-0 (1-59030-259-1)<p>One of the delights of life is the discovery and rediscovery of patterns of order and beauty in nature—designs revealed by slicing through a head of cabbage or an orange, the forms of shells and butterfly wings. These images are awesome not just for their beauty alone, but because they suggest an order underlying their growth, a harmony existing in nature. What does it mean that such an order exists; how far does it extend? <br><br> <i>The Power of Limits </i> was inspired by those simple discoveries of harmony. The author went on to investigate and measure hundreds of patterns—ancient and modern, minute and vast. His discovery, vividly illustrated here, is that certain proportions occur over and over again in all these forms. Patterns are also repeated in how things grow and are made—by the dynamic union of opposites—as demonstrated by the spirals that move in opposite directions in the growth of a plant. <br><br>The joining of unity and diversity in the discipline of proportional limitations creates forms that are beautiful to us because they embody the principles of the cosmic order of which we are a part; conversely, the limitlessness of that order is revealed by the strictness of its forms. The author shows how we, as humans, are included in the universal harmony of form, and suggests that the union of complementary opposites may be a way to extend that harmony to the psychological and social realms as well.</p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97815903025902005-10-11T00:30:00-05:00Math Charmers by Alfred S. Posamentierwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781591020677"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781591020677" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781591020677">Math Charmers</a> Tantalizing Tidbits for the Mind<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=178310">Alfred S. Posamentier</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 301 pages | Prometheus Books | Mathematics - Recreations & Games | <b>$21.99</b> | 978-1-59102-067-7 (1-59102-067-0)<p>Professional mathematicians often speak of the beauty of mathematics and the elegance of its solutions. Yet the esthetic appeal of math is rarely conveyed to students at the elementary, secondary, or even college level. Instead, most of us develop phobias in school about math's elusive logic and then pass these negative impressions on to our children. We should all be having fun with math and helping our kids to do better in life by encouraging them to appreciate not only its usefulness but especially its charm. That's just what veteran math educator Alfred Posamentier sets out to do in this delightful exploration of math's many intriguing, interesting, and fun qualities. <br><br>Beginning with the beauty of the number system, thr author doesn't just talk mathematics; he entices readers to do math and discover for themselves just how stimulating the process can be! Brief and entertaining introductions to each chapter invite readers to try their hands at arithmetic marvels, surprising solutions, algebraic entertainments, geometric wonders, and fun mathematical paradoxes, among other topics. <br><br>Presented in a reader-friendly, conversational tone, the text is very accessible and the examples are geared to a beginner's level, so that even the most math-phobic individual will discover the hidden joy and inherent appeal of doing math. This is the ideal book for adults looking for a way to turn their kids on to an important subject or discover for themselves what they might have missed in their own math education.</p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97815910206772003-05-01T00:30:00-05:00