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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First Grade Numbers in the Real World (Sylvan Workbooks)
Written by Sylvan Learning
Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $12.99
Learn real-world math skills, including the basics about time, money, and measurement, with fun activities based on Sylvan's proven techniques for success!
Success in math requries children to make connections between the real world and math concepts in order to solve problems. Extra practice can help young problem solvers advance to more...
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Meta Math!
The Quest for Omega
Written by Gregory Chaitin
Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $15.95
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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One, Two, Three
Absolutely Elementary Mathematics
Written by David Berlinski
Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2011
Price: $13.99
From the acclaimed author of A Tour of the Calculus and The Advent of the Algorithm, here is a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts.
In his latest foray into mathematics, David Berlinski takes on the simplest questions that can be asked...
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Proving Darwin
Making Biology Mathematical
Written by Gregory Chaitin
Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $15.00
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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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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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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Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
Format: eBook0
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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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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