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  • Algebraby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    Looking closely at algebra, its historical development, and its many useful applications, Algebra examines in detail the question of why this type of math is so important that it arose in different cultures at different times. The book also discusses the relationship between algebra and geometry, shows the progress of thought throughout the centuries,... more...

  • Algebraby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    Algebra, Revised Edition describes the history of both strands of algebraic thought. This updated resource describes some of the earliest progress in algebra as well as some of the mathematicians in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and Greece who contributed to this early period. It goes on to explore the many breakthroughs in algebraic techniques as well... more...

  • Beyond Geometryby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    Beyond Geometry describes how set-theoretic topology developed and why it now occupies a central place in mathematics. Describing axiomatic method as well as providing a definition of what a geometric property is, this new resource examines how early analysts incorporated geometric thinking into their development of the calculus. It also looks at the... more...

  • Biofuelsby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00

    Of all the problems associated with energy production, none is more complex than those associated with the production of biofuels, including plant matter, animal wastes, and municipal wastes. This book describes the ways that biofuels are used and the technical, social, policy, and environmental consequences of large-scale consumption. more...

  • Coal and Oilby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00

    Coal and oil are two of the world's most important sources of primary energy. A multi-trillion dollar infrastructure has been created to locate, produce, transport, process, and burn coal and oil. This title describes the history of these sources of energy. It focuses on global dependence on these resources. more...

  • Geometryby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    Covering the many aspects of geometry, this volume of the History of Mathematics series presents a compelling look at mathematical theories alongside historical occurrences. The engaging and informative text, complemented by photographs and illustrations, introduces students to the fascinating story of how geometry has developed. Biographical information... more...

  • Geometryby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    Geometry, Revised Edition describes geometry in antiquity. Beginning with a brief description of some of the geometry that preceded the geometry of the Greeks, it takes up the story of geometry during the European Renaissance as well as the significant mathematical progress in other areas of the world. It also discusses the analytic geometry of Ren... more...

  • Mathematics and the Laws of Natureby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    Examining the pioneering ideas, works, and applications that have made math the language of science, Mathematics and the Laws of Nature looks at the many ways in which so-called ''pure'' math has been used in the applied sciences. For example, the volume explores how mathematical theories contributed to the development of Kepler's laws of planetary... more...

  • Mathematics and the Laws of Natureby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    Mathematics and the Laws of Nature, Revised Edition describes the evolution of the idea that nature can be described in the language of mathematics. Colorful chapters explore the earliest attempts to apply deductive methods to the study of the natural world. This revised resource goes on to examine the development of classical conservation laws, including... more...

  • Natural Gas and Hydrogenby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00

    Whether solid, liquid, or gaseous, the phase of a fuel has important implications for how it can be used. In US approximately 20 per cent of the nation's electricity is obtained from natural gas-fired power plants. This book describes the technology and scale of the infrastructure that has evolved to produce, transport, and consume natural gas. more...