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- Profile Books 2015; US$ 20.00
Ian Stewart explores the astonishing properties of numbers from 1 to10 to zero and infinity, including one figure that, if you wrote it out, would span the universe. He looks at every kind of number you can think of - real, imaginary, rational, irrational, positive and negative - along with several you might have thought you couldn't think of. He... more...
- W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2011; US$ 31.01
This year, too, "Wissenschaft Weltoffen" presents extensive data and facts regarding the internationality of studies and research within Germany. The attractiveness of Germany as location for studies and research is considered in an international comparison. Numerous four-colour graphics allow for a quick overview. The texts are written... more...
- C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 7.25
Der bekannte Mathematiker Albrecht Beutelspacher legt mit diesem Band eine kleine Zahlenkunde für Mathematiker und Nichtmathematiker vor. Er zeigt, ? welchen Reichtum an Erfahrungsmöglichkeiten die Zahlen bieten, ? was man alles mit Zahlen beschreiben kann, ? welche erstaunlichen Anwendungen Zahlen haben, ? welche Zahlen besonders faszinierend sind... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 9.99
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...
- 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...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 65.87
Das Mittelalter ist uns heute allgemein eher als das ?dunkle Zeitalter? bekannt: Eine Epoche, die aus heutiger Sicht nicht unbedingt mit naturwissenschaftlichem Fortschritt, sondern eher mit Stagnation oder sogar Rückschritt assoziiert wird. Wie viel mathematische Forschung und Praxis im Mittelalter aber tatsächlich stattfand, ist überraschend. Auch... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
What does the number 67 mean to you? Do you associate it with a year? After all, 1967 was the year The Beatles released both Sgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour . It was also the year the first Super Bowl was held and in which Ernesto ?Che? Guevara was executed. But maybe the year 1967 isn?t the first thing that comes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 42.95
Drawing primarily from historical examples, this book explains the tremendous role that numbers and, in particular, mathematics play in all aspects of our civilization and culture. The lively style and illustrative examples will engage the reader who wants to understand the many ways in which mathematics enables science, technology, art, music, politics,... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 59.95
This book aims to further understanding of why some pupils have low achievement in numeracy in the school context. The authors achieve this by a relatively original view that focuses on numeracy as a social practice. They report on their investigations into the meanings and uses of numeracy in school and home and community contexts, using ethnographic-style... more...