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- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 16.99
Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jam-packed with thought-provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, and peppered throughout with illustrations that clarify the problems, Wonders of Numbers focuses on creativity and the delight of discovery. Here is a potpourri of common... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
Mathematics scares and depresses most of us, but politicians, journalists and everyone in power use numbers all the time to bamboozle us. Most maths is really simple - as easy as 2+2 in fact. Better still it can be understood without any jargon, any formulas - and in fact not even many numbers. Most of it is commonsense, and by using a few really... more...
- Springer New York 2007; US$ 21.95
Of all of Martin Gardner's writings, none gained him a wider audience or was more central to his reputation than his Mathematical Recreations column in "Scientific American", which virtually defined the genre of popular mathematics writing for a generation. Flatland, Hydras and Eggs: Mathematical Mystifications will be the final collection of these... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 27.50
This fun book uses stories to explain mathematics. It tells of villains who steal secrets, heroes who encode messages, highway confusions that result from ignoring Cartesian geometry, mistakes in calendars due to poor numerical approximations, and more. more...
- Michael O'Mara 2011; US$ 9.99
It's hard to imagine a world without numbers in this day and age, when our whole life is centered around commerce and money, and it is the only language that is the same the world over. However, did you know that for a long period of time people could not get their heads around the idea of zero, a figure representing nothing, and that it was even regarded... more...
- Springer Basel 2011; US$ 49.99
This book covers computation of the bandstructure of photonic crystals to detect and forecast transmissions, to find new materials with prescribed band gaps, to recover crystal properties from scattered data and study the behaviour of wave packets, and more. more...
- Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99
This is a story about two cousins who live in different places. They do many of the same things, but they do them at different times of the day. Learn how to tell time using different clocks as you follow them through their daily activities. What is your favorite time of the day? 32pp. more...
- Wide World Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99
Delves into the world of ideas, explores the spell mathematics casts on our lives, and helps you discover mathematics where you least expect it. Be spellbound by the mathematical designs found in nature. Learn how knots may untie the mysteries of life. Be mesmerized by the computer revolution. Discover how the hidden forces of mathematics -hold architectural... more...
- Wide World Publishing 1993; US$ 10.99
Part of the joy of mathematics is that it is everywhere-in soap bubbles, electricity, da Vinci's masterpieces, even in an ocean wave. Written by the well-known mathematics teacher consultant, this volume's collection of over 200 clearly illustrated mathematical ideas, concepts, puzzles, and games shows where they turn up in the "real" world. You'll... more...