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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/rss.pperl?max_returns=20&pub_date=back365%5fahead30&cat_id_ex=Mathematics%20%2d%20History%3a4638&best=en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssMathematics and the Real World by Zvi Artstein
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616145460<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616145460"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781616145460" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616145460">Mathematics and the Real World</a> The Remarkable Role of Evolution in the Making of Mathematics<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=224526">Zvi Artstein</a></h3><b>eBook</b> | Prometheus Books | Mathematics - History; Science - Evolution; Mathematics | <b>$12.99</b> | September 2, 2014 | 978-1-61614-546-0 (1-61614-546-3)<p>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.<br><br>Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient times to the present. The author then describes some of the contemporary applications of mathematics—in probability theory, in the study of human behavior, and in combination with computers, which give mathematics unprecedented power.<br><br>The author concludes with an insightful discussion of why mathematics, for most people, is so frustrating. He argues that the rigorous logical structure of math goes against the grain of our predisposed ways of thinking as shaped by evolution, presumably because the talent needed to cope with logical mathematics gave the human race as a whole no evolutionary advantage. With this in mind, he offers ways to overcome these innate impediments in the teaching of math.<br></p><br clear="all">2014-09-02T00:30:00-05:00Mathematics and the Real World by Zvi Artstein
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616140915<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616140915"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781616140915" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781616140915">Mathematics and the Real World</a> The Remarkable Role of Evolution in the Making of Mathematics<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=224526">Zvi Artstein</a></h3><b>Hardcover</b>, 426 pages | Prometheus Books | Mathematics - History; Science - Evolution; Mathematics | <b>$26.00</b> | September 2, 2014 | 978-1-61614-091-5 (1-61614-091-7)<p>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.<br><br>Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient times to the present. The author then describes some of the contemporary applications of mathematics—in probability theory, in the study of human behavior, and in combination with computers, which give mathematics unprecedented power.<br><br>The author concludes with an insightful discussion of why mathematics, for most people, is so frustrating. He argues that the rigorous logical structure of math goes against the grain of our predisposed ways of thinking as shaped by evolution, presumably because the talent needed to cope with logical mathematics gave the human race as a whole no evolutionary advantage. With this in mind, he offers ways to overcome these innate impediments in the teaching of math.</p><br clear="all">2014-09-02T00:30:00-05:00Math and the Mona Lisa by Bulent Atalay
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781588344939<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781588344939"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781588344939" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781588344939">Math and the Mona Lisa</a> The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=124162">Bulent Atalay</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 352 pages | Smithsonian Books | Art - History; Mathematics - History; Art - Individual Artist | <b>$15.95</b> | July 29, 2014 | 978-1-58834-493-9 (1-58834-493-2)<p>   Leonardo da Vinci was one of history's true geniuses, equally brilliant as an artist, scientist, and mathematician. Readers of <i>The Da Vinci Code</i> were given a glimpse of the mysterious connections between math, science, and Leonardo's art. <i>Math and the Mona Lisa</i> picks up where <i>The Da Vinci Code</i> left off, illuminating Leonardo's life and work to uncover connections that, until now, have been known only to scholars.<br><br>   Bülent Atalay, a distinguished scientist and artist, examines the science and mathematics that underlie Leonardo's work, paying special attention to the proportions, patterns, shapes, and symmetries that scientists and mathematicians have also identified in nature. Following Leonardo's own unique model, Atalay searches for the internal dynamics of art and science, revealing to us the deep unity of the two cultures. He provides a broad overview of the development of science from the dawn of civilization to today's quantum mechanics. From this base of information, Atalay offers a fascinating view into Leonardo's restless intellect and modus operandi, allowing us to see the source of his ideas and to appreciate his art from a new perspective.</p><br clear="all">2014-07-29T00:30:00-05:00The Fractalist by Benoit Mandelbrot
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http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307389916<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307389916"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780307389916" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307389916">The Fractalist</a> Memoir of a Scientific Maverick<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=83832">Benoit Mandelbrot</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 352 pages | Vintage | Biography & Autobiography; Mathematics - History | <b>$18.95</b> | January 14, 2014 | 978-0-307-38991-6 (0-307-38991-X)<p><p>A fascinating memoir from the man who revitalized visual geometry, and whose ideas about fractals have changed how we look at both the natural world and the financial world.<br><br>Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, has significantly improved our understanding of, among other things, financial variability and erratic physical phenomena. In <i>The Fractalist,</i> Mandelbrot recounts the high points of his life with exuberance and an eloquent fluency, deepening our understanding of the evolution of his extraordinary mind. We begin with his early years: born in Warsaw in 1924 to a Lithuanian Jewish family, Mandelbrot moved with his family to Paris in the 1930s, where he was mentored by an eminent mathematician uncle. During World War II, as he stayed barely one step ahead of the Nazis until France was liberated, he studied geometry on his own and dreamed of using it to solve fresh, real-world problems. We observe his unusually broad education in Europe, and later at Caltech, Princeton, and MIT. We learn about his thirty-five-year affiliation with IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center and his association with Harvard and Yale. An outsider to mainstream scientific research, he managed to do what others had thought impossible: develop a new geometry that combines revelatory beauty with a radical way of unfolding formerly hidden laws governing utter roughness, turbulence, and chaos. <br><br><b>With full-color inserts and black-and-white photographs throughout.</b></p></p><br clear="all">2014-01-14T00:30:00-05:00