Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
eBooks
Newletters and Alerts
12 books in Mathematics - History

Subscribe to our RSS/XML feed with web-based news readers.
Click your choice:

RSS
RSS PDF
Atom Feed
Add to Google

Sort: Author   Bestselling  Format   Date   Price   Title  
Mathematics and the Real World
The Remarkable Role of Evolution in the Making of Mathematics
Written by Zvi Artstein


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $12.99

In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which  our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math.

Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Mathematics and the Real World
Mathematics and the Real World
Written by Zvi Artstein
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616140915
Our Price: $26.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Mathematics and the Real World
The Remarkable Role of Evolution in the Making of Mathematics
Written by Zvi Artstein


Format: Hardcover, 426 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $26.00

In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which  our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math.

Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Math and the Mona Lisa
Math and the Mona Lisa
Written by Bulent Atalay
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588344939
Our Price: $15.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Math and the Mona Lisa
The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci
Written by Bulent Atalay


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: July 29, 2014
Price: $15.95

   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 >
Also available as an eBook.
The Fractalist
The Fractalist
Written by Benoit Mandelbrot
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307389916
Our Price: $18.95
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

The Fractalist
Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
Written by Benoit Mandelbrot


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $18.95

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...

Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
THE PHYSICISTS
THE PHYSICISTS
Written by Daniel J. Kevles
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307831484
Our Price: $15.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
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... Read more >
The Fractalist
The Fractalist
Written by Benoit Mandelbrot
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307377357
Our Price: $30.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

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...

Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
The Fractalist
The Fractalist
Written by Benoit Mandelbrot
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307378606
Our Price: $11.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
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...

Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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 >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Infinite Ascent
Infinite Ascent
Written by David Berlinski
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307778178
Our Price: $9.99
amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
borders.com
Google eBookStore
kobobooks.com
more>>
Infinite Ascent
A Short History of Mathematics
Written by David Berlinski


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: August 17, 2011
Price: $9.99

In Infinite Ascent, David Berlinski, the acclaimed author of The Advent of the Algorithm, A Tour of the Calculus, and Newton’s Gift, tells the story of mathematics, bringing to life with wit, elegance, and deep insight a 2,500-year-long intellectual adventure.

Berlinski focuses on the ten most important breakthroughs in mathematical history–and the... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
The Babylonian Theorem
The Babylonian Theorem
Written by Peter S. Rudman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591027737
Our Price: $26.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

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... Read more >
Infinite Ascent
Infinite Ascent
Written by David Berlinski
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812978711
Our Price: $14.00
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

Infinite Ascent
A Short History of Mathematics
Written by David Berlinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $14.00

In Infinite Ascent, David Berlinski, the acclaimed author of The Advent of the Algorithm, A Tour of the Calculus, and Newton’s Gift, tells the story of mathematics, bringing to life with wit, elegance, and deep insight a 2,500-year-long intellectual adventure.

Berlinski focuses on the ten most important breakthroughs in mathematical history–and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
How Mathematics Happened
How Mathematics Happened
Written by Peter S. Rudman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591024774
Our Price: $26.99
 Quantity: 1 
Buy From a Local Store

How Mathematics Happened
The First 50,000 Years
Written by Peter S. Rudman


Format: Hardcover, 291 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2006
Price: $26.99

In this fascinating discussion of ancient mathematics, author Peter Rudman does not just chronicle the archeological record of what mathematics was done; he digs deeper into the more important question of why it was done in a particular way. Why did the Egyptians use a bizarre method of expressing fractions? Why... Read more >
Page 1 of 1
View past category highlights: