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 Fractalist
Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
Written by Benoit Mandelbrot
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $30.00
A fascinating memoir from the man who revitalized visual geometry, and whose ideas about fractals have changed how we look at both the natural world and the financial world.
Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, has significantly improved our understanding of, among other things, financial variability and erratic physical phenomena. In...
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Piece = Part = Portion
Fractions = Decimals = Percents
Written by Scott Gifford
Photographed by Shmuel Thaler
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2003
Price: $15.99
Just as
hola and
bonjour mean “hello,” in the language of math, fractions, decimals, and percents describe the same thing in slightly different ways. So why are so many kids bewildered by this math basic? Because rarely is the explanation of this important concept presented so clearly. Now there'¬?s PIECE...
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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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Simon
The Genius in My Basement
Written by Alexander Masters
Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $14.99
Alexander Masters tripped over his first book subject on a Cambridge sidewalk, and the result was the multi-award-winning bestseller Stuart: A Life Backwards. His second, he’s found under his floorboards.
One of the greatest mathematical prodigies of the twentieth century, Simon Norton stomps around Alexander’s basement in semidarkness, dodging between...
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Jinn from Hyperspace
And Other Scribblings--Both Serious and Whimsical
Written by Martin Gardner
Format: Hardcover, 307 pages
On Sale: November 30, 2007
Price: $25.99
For over fifty years Martin Gardner has been delighting readers with elegant, witty, and highly intelligent writing on an amazing array of topics. Best known for his works on popular science and mathematics, and as an incisive skeptical commentator on the paranormal, Gardner is also an accomplished writer of children's literature...
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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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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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