The Babylonian Theorem
The Mathematical Journey to Pythagoras and Euclid
Written by Peter S. Rudman
Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $26.00
In this sequel to his award-winning How Mathematics Happened, physicist Peter S. Rudman explores the history of mathematics among the Babylonians and Egyptians, showing how their scribes in the era from 2000 to 1600 BCE used visualizations of how plane geometric figures could be partitioned into squares, rectangles, and right triangles...
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Simon
The Genius in My Basement
Written by Alexander Masters
Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $12.99
Alexander Masters tripped over his first book subject on a Cambridge sidewalk, and the result was the multi-award-winning bestseller Stuart: A Life Backwards. His second, he’s found under his floorboards.
One of the greatest mathematical prodigies of the twentieth century, Simon Norton stomps around Alexander’s basement in semidarkness, dodging between...
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Zero Is The Leaves On The Tree
Written by Betsy Franco
Illustrated by Shino Arihara
Format: eBook, 30 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2013
Price: $10.99
It's easy to count three of something-- just add them up. But how do you count zero, a number that is best defined by what it's not?
Can you see it?
Can you hear it?
Can you
feel it?
This important math concept is beautifully explored in a way that will inspire children to find...
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The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix
Written by Martin Gardner
Format: Trade Paperback, 326 pages
On Sale: March 1, 1985
Price: $24.99
The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix draws us into the intriguing and fascinating world of numbers and number theory. "Numbers, you know, have a mysterious life of their own. It would be naive," claims Dr. Matrix, "to suppose that there is such a thing as a randomly arranged group of symbols."...
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The Laws of Thought
Written by George Boole
Format: Trade Paperback, 472 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $16.99
This groundbreaking work on logic by the brilliant 19th-century English mathematician George Boole remains influential to this day. Boole's major contribution was to demonstrate conclusively that the symbolic expressions of algebra could be adapted to convey the fundamental principles and operations of logic, which hitherto had been expressed only in words...
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Flatland
A Romance Of Many Dimensions
Written by Edwin Abbott Abbott
Format: Trade Paperback, 130 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2005
Price: $13.99
This highly original and entertaining short novel (which has been in print continually since its original publication in 1884) tells the story of A. Square, an inhabitant of the two-dimensional world Flatland. After an overview of Flatland society in all its aspects, A. Square recounts how he was led on a...
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Third Grade Geometry Success (Sylvan Workbooks)
Written by Sylvan Learning
Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $12.99
Success in math includes mastery of geometry skills and requires children to make connections between the real world and geometry concepts in order to solve problems. Successful problem solvers will be ready for the challenges of mathematics as they advance to more complex topics. The activities in this workbook are designed...
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Jinn from Hyperspace
And Other Scribblings--Both Serious and Whimsical
Written by Martin Gardner
Format: Hardcover, 307 pages
On Sale: November 30, 2007
Price: $25.99
For over fifty years Martin Gardner has been delighting readers with elegant, witty, and highly intelligent writing on an amazing array of topics. Best known for his works on popular science and mathematics, and as an incisive skeptical commentator on the paranormal, Gardner is also an accomplished writer of children's literature...
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Matter and Motion
Written by James Clerk Maxwell
Edited by Joseph Larmor
Format: Trade Paperback, 185 pages
On Sale: December 1, 2002
Price: $18.99
This primer on physics, written in 1877 by the most eminent physicist of the 19th century, is intended as a brief introduction to Newtonian mechanics for students and educated lay readers. Though by modern standards this small work covers no new ground, it attests to the logical rigor and powers of...
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