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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... Read more >
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Math Charmers
Math Charmers
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591020677
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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... Read more >
The Value of Science
The Value of Science
Written by Henri Poincare
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307824066
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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... Read more >
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Meta Math!
Meta Math!
Written by Gregory Chaitin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307488176
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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... Read more >
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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... Read more >
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Proving Darwin
Proving Darwin
Written by Gregory Chaitin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307907462
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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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Numerology for Baby Names
Numerology for Baby Names
Written by Phyllis Vega
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ISBN: 9780307569875
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Numerology for Baby Names
Use the Ancient Art of Numerology to Give Your Baby a Head Start in Life
Written by Phyllis Vega


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2009
Price: $13.99

What's in a name? In the fascinating terms of numerology--everything! Parents can now add a touch of magic to their search for the perfect, most meaningful name with this unique guide. Numerology asserts that all words, including our own names, have numeric equivalents which reveal fascinating information about who we are--and... Read more >
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What the Numbers Say
What the Numbers Say
Written by Derrick Niederman and David Boyum
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ISBN: 9780767909990
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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... Read more >
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Simon
Simon
Written by Alexander Masters
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ISBN: 9780345532213
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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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The Book of Nothing
The Book of Nothing
Written by John D. Barrow
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ISBN: 9780307554819
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The Book of Nothing
Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe
Written by John D. Barrow


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2009
Price: $13.99

What conceptual blind spot kept the ancient Greeks (unlike the Indians and Maya) from developing a concept of zero? Why did St. Augustine equate nothingness with the Devil? What tortuous means did 17th-century scientists employ in their attempts to create a vacuum? And why do contemporary quantum physicists believe that the... Read more >
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