The Value of Science
Essential Writings of Henri Poincare
Written by Henri Poincare
Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2001
Price: $27.00
More than any other writer of the twentieth century, Henri Poincaré brought the elegant, but often complicated, ideas about science and mathematics to the general reader. A genius who throughout his life solved complex mathematical calculations in his head, and a writer gifted with an inimitable style, Poincaré rose to the...
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The Value of Science
Essential Writings of Henri Poincare
Written by Henri Poincare
Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2012
Price: $12.99
More than any other writer of the twentieth century, Henri Poincaré brought the elegant, but often complicated, ideas about science and mathematics to the general reader. A genius who throughout his life solved complex mathematical calculations in his head, and a writer gifted with an inimitable style, Poincaré rose to the...
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Math and the Mona Lisa
The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci
Written by Bulent Atalay
Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $12.99
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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What the Numbers Say
A Field Guide to Mastering Our Numerical World
Written by Derrick Niederman and David Boyum
Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $19.00
Our society is churning out more numbers than ever before, whether in the form of spreadsheets, brokerage statements, survey results, or just the numbers on the sports pages. Unfortunately, people’s ability to understand and analyze numbers isn’t keeping pace with today’s whizzing data streams. And the benefits of living in 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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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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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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