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- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91
Do a little armchair time-travel, rub elbows with a four-dimensional intelligent life form, or stretch your mind to the furthest corner of an uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, Surfing Through Hyperspace, you need not be a mathematician or an astrophysicist to explore the all-but-unfathomable concepts of hyperspace and higher-dimensional... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 28.99 US$ 24.93
This marvelous volume takes the reader on a journey across the centuries as it explores eponymous physical laws--from Archimedes' Law of Buoyancy and Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and Hubble's Law of Cosmic Expansion--whose ramifications have profoundly altered our everyday lives and our understanding of the... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61
Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jam-packed with thought-provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, and peppered throughout with illustrations that clarify the problems, Wonders of Numbers focuses on creativity and the delight of discovery. Here is a potpourri of common... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49
Do a little armchair space travel, rub elbows with alien life forms, and stretch your mind to the furthest corners of our uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, you don't have to be an astronomer to explore the mysteries of stars and their profound meaning for human existence. Clifford A. Pickover tackles a range of topics from stellar... more...
- Smart Publications 2005; US$ 16.95
This book journeys from one far-flung topic to another to test the reader?s curiosity and powers of lateral thinking. Robert Pirsig wrote in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, ?It?s the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top. Here?s where things grow.? This also applies to the joy that writers experience when letting their minds... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 38.95 US$ 31.16
Humanity's love affair with mathematics and mysticism reached a critical juncture, legend has it, on the back of a turtle in ancient China. As Clifford Pickover briefly recounts in this enthralling book, the most comprehensive in decades on magic squares, Emperor Yu was supposedly strolling along the Yellow River one day around 2200 B.C. when he spotted... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63
Do a little armchair time-travel, rub elbows with a four-dimensional intelligent life form, or stretch your mind to the furthest corner of an uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, Surfing Through Hyperspace , you need not be a mathematician or an astrophysicist to explore the all-but-unfathomable concepts of hyperspace and higher-dimensional... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61
"Bucky Fuller thought big," Wired magazine recently noted, "Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." In his newest book, Cliff Pickover outdoes even himself, probing a mystery that has baffled mystics, philosophers, and scientists throughout history--What is the nature of time?In Time: A Traveler's Guide , Pickover takes... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 1995; US$ 76.00 US$ 62.32
This book will allow you to travel through time and space. To facilitate your journey, the editor has scoured the four corners of the earth in a quest for unusual people and their fascinating patterns. From Mozambique, to Asia, to many European countries, the contributors to The Pattern Book include world-famous cancer researchers, little-known artists... more...