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  • The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bountyby John Barrow

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    A must-read for true-crime buffs and fans of maritime history, The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause and Consequences is widely recognized as the most detailed historical account of the mutiny on the Bounty that has spawned dozens of novels, movies, and other pop-culture retellings. more...

  • The Artful Universe Expandedby John Barrow

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    In The Artful Universe (OUP, 1995) John D. Barrow explored the close ties between our aesthetic appreciation and the basic nature of the Universe, challenging the commonly held view that our sense of beauty is entirely free and unfettered. It looked at some of the unexpected ways in which the structure of the Universe, its laws, its environments, and... more...

  • The Constants of Natureby John Barrow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Reality as we know it is bound by a set of constants?numbers and values that dictate the strengths of forces like gravity, the speed of light, and the masses of elementary particles. In The Constants of Nature , Cambridge Professor and bestselling author John D.Barrow takes us on an exploration of these governing principles. Drawing on physicists... more...

  • 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Knowby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2010; US$ 23.98

    'If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.' John von Neumann Mathematics can tell you things about the world that can't be learned in any other way. This hugely informative and wonderfully entertaining Brain Shot answers a few essential questions about existence. It unravels... more...

  • 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Artsby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2014; US$ 20.78

    What can maths tell us about art and design? Professor John D. Barrow has all the answers. In 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts , he shows us that mathematics and the arts are not so far removed from each other. He takes us on a 100-step tour, guiding us through art forms as various as sculpture, literature,... more...

  • 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sportby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    What can maths tell us about sports? 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport sheds light on the mysteries of running, jumping, swimming and points scoring across the whole sporting spectrum. Whether you are a competitor striving to go faster or higher, or an armchair enthusiast wanting to understand more, this is a fascinating... more...

  • The Book of Nothingby John D. Barrow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    What conceptual blind spot kept the ancient Greeks (unlike the Indians and Maya) from developing a concept of zero? Why did St. Augustine equate nothingness with the Devil? What tortuous means did 17th-century scientists employ in their attempts to create a vacuum? And why do contemporary quantum physicists believe that the void is actually seething... more...

  • The Book of Universesby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    This is a book about universes. It tells a story that revolves around a single extraordinary fact: that Albert Einstein's famous theory of relativity describes a series of entire universes. Not many solutions to Einstein's tantalising universe equations have ever been found, but those that have are all remarkable. Some describe universes that expand... more...

  • Cosmic Imageryby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2011; US$ 39.98

    * Certain key images embody our understanding of life and the universe we inhabit. Some, like Robert Hooke's first microscopic views of the natural world, or the stunning images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope , were made possible by our new technical capabilities. * Others, like the first graph , were breathtakingly simple but perennially... more...

  • Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know Brain Shotby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2010; US$ 7.98

    'If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.' John von Neumann Mathematics can tell you things about the world that can't be learned in any other way. This hugely informative and wonderfully entertaining Brain Shot answers a few essential questions about existence. It unravels... more...