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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Numbersby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    Numbers deals with the development of numbers from fractions to algebraic numbers to transcendental numbers to complex numbers and their uses. The book also examines in detail the number pi, the evolution of the idea of infinity, and the representation of numbers in computers. The metric and American systems of measurement as well as the applications... more...

  • Probability and Statisticsby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    Probability and Statistics provides a detailed look at the many aspects of this branch of mathematical investigation. Covering everything from ancient games of chance played around the world and the theories of Fermat and Pascal to phrenology, the specious use of statistics, and statistical methods to stop epidemics, this book offers a comprehensive... more...

  • The Field Guide to Geologyby David Lambert

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 47.94

    Praise for the previous editions: "An innovative, clearly descriptive, and enjoyable introductory earth science book. Highly recommended..."--American Reference Books Annual Written by a team of eminent geologists and educators, The Field Guide to Geology, New Edition features revised information that brings the previous edition up to date.... more...

  • Science and Technologyby Emory Dean Keoke; Kay Marie Porterfield

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 42.00

    Science and Technology shows how American Indians developed science and created technology by observing the world around them. The people of Mesoamerica invented the zero, created accurate calendars, and developed writing systems. Native peoples used chemical processes to make chocolate and pottery, devised number systems, and predicted the movements... more...

  • Science Frontiersby Ray Spangenburg; Diane Kit Moser

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    Bringing the History of Science set's coverage into the 21st century, Science Frontiers: 1946-2001 discusses the most significant postwar scientific breakthroughs, the move toward increased specialization in all scientific branches, and the great use of computers in research. Looking carefully at the vast array of unsolved problems in science and the... more...

  • Sexual Misconduct and the Clergyby Jeffrey Ferro

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 45.00

    Documenting this devastating problem in many faiths, Sexual Misconduct and the Clergy examines all facets of clergy sexual misconduct. In a current and complete overview of the topic, this reference provides historical context, examines the scope of the problem, and presents a balanced account of efforts to deal with the problem of sexual misconduct... more...

  • Stem Cell Researchby Joseph Panno

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    Stem Cell Research is a comprehensive and interesting introduction to this popular new science for students and non-experts. Explaining how stems cells can be obtained from several places including skin, bone marrow, and most usefully, embryos, this book covers all the fundamental aspects of stem cell research in an easy-to-follow manner. It presents... more...