THE PHYSICISTS
Written by Daniel J. Kevles
Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $15.99
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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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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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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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 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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The Elements of Natural Philosophy
Written by Baron William Thomson Kelvin and Peter Guthrie Tait
Format: Trade Paperback, 295 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2002
Price: $18.99
One of the most celebrated scientists of the 19th century, William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, was said to have more letters after his name than any man in the British Empire. His prodigious accomplishments included both theoretical insights and significant inventions. Among his contributions to theory were advances in hydrodynamics, an innovative...
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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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First Grade Reading & Math Workout
Written by Sylvan Learning
Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2014
Price: $15.99
2 BOOKS IN 1—based on Sylvan's proven techniques for success!A solid foundation in basic math and reading skills is essential for first-grade success. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in this workbook will help children catch up, keep up, and develop a love of learning—and best of all, they'll have lots...
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Second Grade Reading & Math Workout
Written by Sylvan Learning
Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2014
Price: $15.99
2 BOOKS IN 1—based on Sylvan's proven techniques for success!A solid foundation in basic math and reading skills is essential for second-grade success. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in this workbook will help children catch up, keep up, and develop a love of learning—and best of all, they'll have lots...
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