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  • The Art of the Infiniteby Robert Kaplan; Ellen Kaplan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    "This is mathematics for the soul-just the way it should be." - New Scientist more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hog Pilots, Blue Water Gruntsby Robert D. Kaplan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    In Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts , acclaimed journalist Robert D. Kaplan continues his exploration of the American military's challenging and varied commitments around the world. From protecting sea lanes, to providing disaster relief, to preparing for potential military confrontation with North Korea and Iran, Kaplan describes the astonishing, vital,... more...

  • Soldiers of Godby Robert D. Kaplan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    First time in paperback, with a new Introduction and final chapter World affairs expert and intrepid travel journalist Robert D. Kaplan braved the dangers of war-ravaged Afghanistan in the 1980s, living among the mujahidin?the ?soldiers of god??whose unwavering devotion to Islam fueled their mission to oust the formidable Soviet invaders. In Soldiers... more...

  • Surrender or Starveby Robert D. Kaplan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    Robert D. Kaplan is one of our leading international journalists, someone who can explain the most complicated and volatile regions and show why they?re relevant to our world. In Surrender or Starve , Kaplan illuminates the fault lines in the Horn of Africa, which is emerging as a crucial region for America?s ongoing war on terrorism. Reporting... more...

  • Medical Murderby Robert M. Kaplan

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 27.26

    The Hippocratic Oath commands all doctors to first do no harm - what then makes a doctor cross that line to murder? A fascinating study of doctors on the wrong side of the law. more...

  • Monsoonby Robert D. Kaplan

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    On the world maps common in America, the Western Hemisphere lies front and center, while the Indian Ocean region all but disappears. This convention reveals the geopolitical focus of the now-departed twentieth century, but in the twenty-first century that focus will fundamentally change. In this pivotal examination of the countries known as ?Monsoon... more...