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  • Algebraby Peter M. Higgins

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Algebra marked the beginning of modern mathematics, moving it beyond arithmetic, which involves calculations featuring given numbers, to problems where some quantities are unknown. Now, it stands as a pillar of mathematics, underpinning the quantitative sciences, both social and physical.This Very Short Introduction explains algebra from scratch. Over... more...

  • Mathematics for the Imaginationby Peter Higgins

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 15.99

    Mathematics for the Imagination provides an accessible and entertaining investigation into mathematical problems in the world around us. From world navigation, family trees, and calendars to patterns, tessellations, and number tricks, this informative and fun new book helps you to understand the maths behind real-life questions and rediscover your... more...

  • Mathematics for the Curiousby Peter M. Higgins

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 10.99

    When do the hands of a clock coincide? How likely is it that two children in the same class will share a birthday? Should you play Roulette or the Lottery? How do we calculate the volume of a doughnut? Why does the android Data in Star Trek lose at poker? What is Fibonacci's Rabbit Problem? Many things in the world have a mathematical side to them,... more...

  • Nets, Puzzles, and Postmenby Peter M Higgins

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 19.99

    What do railways, mingling at parties, mazes, and the internet all have in common? All are networks - people or places or things that connect to one another. Peter Higgins shows that these phenomena - and many more - are underpinned by the same deep mathematical structure, and how this understanding gives us remarkable new insights into the world.... more...

  • Number Storyby Peter Michael Higgins

    Springer London 2008; US$ 25.00

    This is an entertaining introduction to the development of numbers and their applications. The book is written in the same user-friendly style that characterises the author?s previous books. It blends easy material with more challenging ideas. more...

  • Numbersby Peter M. Higgins

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Numbers are integral to our everyday lives and feature in everything we do. In this Very Short Introduction Peter M. Higgins, the renowned mathematics writer, unravels the world of numbers; demonstrating its richness, and providing a comprehensive view of the idea of the number. Higgins paints a picture of the number world, considering how the modern... more...

  • Das kleine Buch der Zahlenby Peter M. Higgins; Thomas Filk

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 19.99

    Seit Jahrhunderten sind Menschen fasziniert von Zahlen. Zahlen sind jedem vertraut und bilden ein wesentliches Fundament für unser Verständnis der Welt. Und doch ist uns das Zahlensystem nicht ?einfach so? gegeben, sondern es hat sich über Jahrtausende entwickelt. Trotz aller Fortschritte kann auch heute noch jedes Kind Fragen in Bezug auf Zahlen... more...

  • Mark IV vs A7V: Villers-Bretonneux 1918by David R. Higgins; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The German A7V and the British Mark IV were similar in weight, size, and speed, but differed significantly in armour, armament and maneuverability. The A7V had thicker armour, and had nearly double the horsepower per ton. The Mark IV's pair of side-mounted 6pdr cannons forced the vehicle to present its side arc to an enemy in order to fire one of... more...

  • Biometricsby John Woodward; Nicholas Orlans; Peter Higgins

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 54.95

    Discover how to make biometrics -- the technology involving scanning and analyzing unique body characteristics and matching them against information stored in a database -- a part of your overall security plan with this hands-on guide. Includes deployment scenarios, cost analysis, privacy issues, and much more. more...

  • Women and Comedyby Peter Dickinson; Anne Higgins; Paul Matthew St. Pierre; Diana Solomon; Sean Zwagerman; Regina Barreca; Jacky Bratton; Gilli Bush-Bailey; Lisa Colletta; Joanne Gilbert; Barbara Gold; Tarez Samra Graban; Shannon Hengen; Kirsty Johnston; Joanna Mansbridge; Linda A. Morris; Dolores O?Higgins; Lisa Perfetti; Kay Young

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2014; US$ 79.99

    Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice brings together leading researchers from Canada, the United States, and Europe in an interdisciplinary collection of essays to chart the future of critical inquiry in gender and comedy studies. Bridging research, performance, and reception, and making bold connections across genres, periods, and fields,... more...