The Fractalist
Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
Written by Benoit Mandelbrot
Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $11.99
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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The Secrets of Triangles
A Mathematical Journey
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
Format: eBook
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $12.99
Requiring no more than a knowledge of high school mathematics and written in clear and accessible language, this book will give all readers a new insight into some of the most enjoyable and fascinating aspects of geometry. Everyone knows what a triangle is, yet very few people appreciate that the common...
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The Secrets of Triangles
A Mathematical Journey
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
Format: Hardcover, 387 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2012
Price: $26.00
Everyone knows what a triangle is, yet very few people appreciate that the common three-sided figure holds many intriguing "secrets." For example, if a circle is inscribed in any random triangle and then three lines are drawn from the three points of tangency to the opposite vertices of the triangle, these...
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The Glorious Golden Ratio
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
Format: eBook
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $12.99
What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this engaging tour of one of mathematics' most interesting phenomena. The authors trace the appearance of the Golden Ratio throughout history, demonstrate a variety of ingenious techniques used to...
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The Glorious Golden Ratio
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
Format: Hardcover, 363 pages
On Sale: November 15, 2011
Price: $27.00
What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this engaging tour of one of mathematics' most interesting phenomena. The authors trace the appearance of the Golden Ratio throughout history, demonstrate a variety of ingenious techniques used to...
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The Pythagorean Theorem
The Story of Its Power and Beauty
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier
Afterword by Herbert A. Hauptman
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $27.00
The Pythagorean theorem may be the best-known equation in mathematics. Its origins reach back to the beginnings of civilization, and today every student continues to study it. What most nonmathematicians don't understand or appreciate is why this simply stated theorem has fascinated countless generations. In this entertaining and informative book, a...
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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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The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers
Written by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
Format: Hardcover, 364 pages
On Sale: May 30, 2007
Price: $28.99
The most ubiquitous, and perhaps the most intriguing, number pattern in mathematics is the Fibonacci sequence. In this simple pattern beginning with two ones, each succeeding number is the sum of the two numbers immediately preceding it (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ad infinitum). Far from being just...
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Flatland
A Romance Of Many Dimensions
Written by Edwin Abbott Abbott
Format: Trade Paperback, 130 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2005
Price: $13.99
This highly original and entertaining short novel (which has been in print continually since its original publication in 1884) tells the story of A. Square, an inhabitant of the two-dimensional world Flatland. After an overview of Flatland society in all its aspects, A. Square recounts how he was led on a...
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