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- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 18.95
How heavy is that cloud? Why can you see farther in rain than in fog? Why are the droplets on that spider web spaced apart so evenly? If you have ever asked questions like these while outdoors, and wondered how you might figure out the answers, this is a book for you. An entertaining and informative collection of fascinating puzzles from the natural... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00
From rainbows, river meanders, and shadows to spider webs, honeycombs, and the markings on animal coats, the visible world is full of patterns that can be described mathematically. Examining such readily observable phenomena, this book introduces readers to the beauty of nature as revealed by mathematics and the beauty of mathematics as revealed in... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 29.95
X and the City , a book of diverse and accessible math-based topics, uses basic modeling to explore a wide range of entertaining questions about urban life. How do you estimate the number of dental or doctor's offices, gas stations, restaurants, or movie theaters in a city of a given size? How can mathematics be used to maximize traffic flow through... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 19.95
Guesstimation is a book that unlocks the power of approximation--it's popular mathematics rounded to the nearest power of ten! The ability to estimate is an important skill in daily life. More and more leading businesses today use estimation questions in interviews to test applicants' abilities to think on their feet. Guesstimation enables anyone... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
According to one popular image, the Aztec army was a ruthless and efficient war machine, that established an empire by convincingly overwhelming its neighbors, sacrificing thousands to bloodthirsty gods along the way. From a contrasting perspective, its native warriors were no match for the modern warring methods of Cortés' greatly outnumbered... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
Many accounts portray the conquest of the New World as a remarkable military achievement, with Cortés' vastly outnumbered but better armed Spaniards defeating hordes of superstitious savages. However, the reality of these events is far more complex and no less significant. The first Conquistadors who had sailed in search of prosperity, inspired... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 21.99
Every man has the potential for a great body, insane sex, and an unreal life. (Seriously) Want to lose body fat? That's easy?you can drop 20 pounds in 6 weeks. Want bigger muscles? Done. A 50-pound increase to your bench press, coming right up. Want to be smarter? Not a problem?the strategies in this book have been proven to increase brain function.... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 60.00
Straightforward and accessible, Commodity Investing balances academic-quality analysis with clear, compelling prose, and provides those interested in this fast-growing field with unparalleled investment insights. Page by page, you’ll acquire a deeper understanding of this discipline and discover how to make more informed decisions when investing... more...
- RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95
The difficulties encountered by the United States in securing Iraq and Afghanistan despite years of effort and staggering costs raises the central question of the RAND Counterinsurgency Study: How should the United States improve its capabilities to counter insurgencies, particularly those that are heavily influenced by transnational terrorist movements... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00
"[A]n extraordinary book, a work of staggering virtuosity. With its publication, a giant world of literature has just grown twice as tall."-- Newsday From Ralph Ellison--author of the classic novel of African-American experience, Invisible Man --the long-awaited second novel. Here is the master of American vernacular--the rhythms of jazz and gospel... more...