Infinite Ascent
A Short History of Mathematics
Written by David Berlinski
Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $14.00
In
Infinite Ascent, David Berlinski, the acclaimed author of
The Advent of the Algorithm, A Tour of the Calculus, and
Newton’s Gift, tells the story of mathematics, bringing to life with wit, elegance, and deep insight a 2,500-year-long intellectual adventure.
Berlinski focuses on the ten most important breakthroughs in mathematical history–and the...
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Math and the Mona Lisa
The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci
Written by Bulent Atalay
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2004
Price: $24.95
Leonardo da Vinci was one of history's true geniuses, equally brilliant as an artist, scientist, and mathematician. Readers of
The Da Vinci Code were given a glimpse of the mysterious connections between math, science, and Leonardo's art.
Math and the Mona Lisa picks up where
The Da Vinci Code left off...
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Proving Darwin
Making Biology Mathematical
Written by Gregory Chaitin
Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $11.99
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...
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Pre-K Shapes & Measurement Success (Sylvan Workbooks)
Written by Sylvan Learning
Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $12.99
Early experiences with shapes and measurement are essential for a solid start in acquiring math skills. Preschoolers who can recognize shapes and understand the concepts of size and measurement will be ready to advance to basic math and geometry skills. The activities in this workbook are designed to help your children...
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Infinite Ascent
A Short History of Mathematics
Written by David Berlinski
Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: August 17, 2011
Price: $9.99
In
Infinite Ascent, David Berlinski, the acclaimed author of
The Advent of the Algorithm, A Tour of the Calculus, and
Newton’s Gift, tells the story of mathematics, bringing to life with wit, elegance, and deep insight a 2,500-year-long intellectual adventure.
Berlinski focuses on the ten most important breakthroughs in mathematical history–and the...
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Poetry of the Universe
Written by Robert Osserman
Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $11.99
In the bestselling literary tradition of Lewis Thomas's
Lives of a Cell and James Watson's
The Double Helix,
Poetry of the Universe is a delightful and compelling narrative charting the evolution of mathematical ideas that have helped to illuminate the nature of the observable universe. In a richly anecdotal fashion, the...
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Meta Math!
The Quest for Omega
Written by Gregory Chaitin
Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $13.99
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...
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How Mathematics Happened
The First 50,000 Years
Written by Peter S. Rudman
Format: Hardcover, 291 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2006
Price: $26.99
In this fascinating discussion of ancient mathematics, author Peter Rudman does not just chronicle the archeological record of what mathematics was done; he digs deeper into the more important question of why it was done in a particular way. Why did the Egyptians use a bizarre method of expressing fractions? Why...
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