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  • The Nothing that Isby Robert Kaplan; Ellen Kaplan

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    Explores history to find evidence that humans have long struggled with the concept of zero, from the Greeks who may or may not have known of it, to the East where it was first used, to the modern-day desktop PC, which uses it as an essential letter in its computational alphabet. more...

  • Chances Areby Michael Kaplan; Ellen Kaplan

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00

    A compelling journey through history, mathematics, and philosophy, charting humanity?s struggle against randomness Our lives are played out in the arena of chance. However little we recognize it in our day-to-day existence, we are always riding the odds, seeking out certainty but settling?reluctantly?for likelihood, building our beliefs on the shadowy... more...

  • The Art of the Infiniteby Robert Kaplan; Ellen Kaplan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    It is easy to be wary of mathematics - but as this book shows, drawing on science, literature and philosophy, its patterns are evrywhere. In witty and eloquent prose, Robert and Ellen Kaplan take mathematics back to its estranged audience, bringing understanding and clarity to a traditionally difficult subject, and revealing the beauty behind the equations.... more...

  • Out of the Labyrinthby Robert Kaplan; Ellen Kaplan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    “In this sparkling narrative, mathematics is indeed set free.” —Michael Shermer Who hasn't feared the math Minotaur in its labyrinth of abstractions? The subject can seem convoluted and forbidding. Yet to do mathematics is to wrestle with “accessible mysteries”—and Out of the Labyrinth shows how exhilarating the challenge can be. Robert and Ellen... more...

  • Bozo Sapiensby Ellen Kaplan; Michael Kaplan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 12.99

    The New York Times called Chances Are , the authors' look at the application of probability in everyday life, a "dizzying, exhilarating ride." In Bozo Sapiens , they take us on a another funhouse journey, exploring the surprising, or alarming, number of ways that humans can make bad judgments and poor decisions. The Kaplans' ability to explain... more...

  • Hidden Harmoniesby Ellen Kaplan; Robert Kaplan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    A squared plus b squared equals c squared. It sounds simple, doesn't it? Yet this familiar expression is a gateway into the riotous garden of mathematics, and sends us on a journey of exploration in the company of two inspired guides, acclaimed authors Robert and Ellen Kaplan. With wit, verve, and clarity, they trace the life of the Pythagorean... more...

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