Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
Format: eBook
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $12.99
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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Math Charmers
Tantalizing Tidbits for the Mind
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier
Format: Trade Paperback, 301 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2003
Price: $21.99
Professional mathematicians often speak of the beauty of mathematics and the elegance of its solutions. Yet the esthetic appeal of math is rarely conveyed to students at the elementary, secondary, or even college level. Instead, most of us develop phobias in school about math's elusive logic and then pass these negative...
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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: $14.99
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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Meta Math!
The Quest for Omega
Written by Gregory Chaitin
Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $13.99
Gregory Chaitin, one of the world’s foremost mathematicians, leads us on a spellbinding journey, illuminating the process by which he arrived at his groundbreaking theory.
Chaitin’s revolutionary discovery, the Omega number, is an exquisitely complex representation of unknowability in mathematics. His investigations shed light on what we can ultimately know about 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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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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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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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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