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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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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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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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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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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THE PHYSICISTS
Written by Daniel J. Kevles
Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $14.99
This magnificent account of the coming of age of physics in America has been heralded as the best introduction to the history of science in the United States. Unsurpassed in its breadth and literary style, Kevles's account portrays the brilliant scientists who became a powerful force in bringing the world into...
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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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