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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The Joy of Pi
Written by David Blatner
Read by Oliver Wyman, Hank Jacobs and Laura Dean
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: July 16, 2002
Price: $10.79
No number has captured the attention and imagination of people throughout the ages as much as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi—or ? as it is symbolically known—is infinite and, in
The Joy of pi, it proves to be infinitely intriguing. With incisive historical insight and a...
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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 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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Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
Format: Hardcover, 296 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $24.00
Two veteran math educators demonstrate how some "magnificent mistakes" had profound consequences for our understanding of mathematics' key concepts. In the nineteenth century, English mathematician William Shanks spent fifteen years calculating the value of pi, setting a record for the number of decimal places. Later, his calculation was reproduced using large...
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Mathematics in 10 Lessons
The Grand Tour
Written by Jerry P. King
Format: Trade Paperback, 394 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $18.95
Many of us trained mainly in the humanities and liberal arts may respect mathematics as an essential scientific discipline, but have done very little mathematics and often feel intimidated by its rigors. If you’ve ever wondered what mathematicians mean by the aesthetic elegance of their subject, here is your chance to...
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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: $2.99
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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Pre-K Beginning Numbers (Sylvan Workbooks)
Written by Sylvan Learning
Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $12.99
Learn all about the numbers 1 to 10 with Sylvan's proven techniques for success!
Learning the basics about numbers is a crucial part of the preparation for kindergarten and an important step on the way to math success. The activities in this workbook are designed to help your child get ahead and...
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First Grade Shapes & Geometry Success (Sylvan Workbooks)
Written by Sylvan Learning
Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $12.99
A solid foundation of basic geometry skills is essential for early success in math. Children who have a solid understanding of two- and three-dimensional shapes, symmetry, patterns, and location concepts will be ready for the challenges of mathematics as they advance to more complex topics. The activities in this workbook are...
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