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- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 19.99
What do railways, mingling at parties, mazes, and the internet all have in common? All are networks - people or places or things that connect to one another. Peter Higgins shows that these phenomena - and many more - are underpinned by the same deep mathematical structure, and how this understanding gives us remarkable new insights into the world.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 18.99
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, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most left-brained of readers. Hosted by the quirky Dr. Googol--who resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford... more...
- Basic Books 2010; US$ 16.95
From the author of Professor Stewart?s Cabinet of Curiosities , a new trove of entrancing numbers and delightful mathematical puzzles for adventurous minds more...
- Springer New York 2007; US$ 21.95
Martin Gardner's Mathematical Recreations columns in "Scientific American" virtually defined the genre of popular mathematics writing for a generation. In this, the final collection of these columns, covering the few years before his retirement from the magazine in 1986, he once again uses his famously lucid style to bring cutting- edge mathematical... 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...
- Running Press 2006; US$ 15.95
Genius mathematician, Dr. Dennis Shasha, here sets out his latest book-length mind-twister. Made up of many smaller segments, some of which can be solved by ten year-olds and some which are more challenging, the detective work requires no more than high s 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...
- Springer 2011; US$ 129.00
Assuming only basic algebra and Galois theory, this book develops the method of 'algebraic patching' to realize finite groups and, more generally, to solve finite split embedding problems over fields. The method succeeds over rational function fields of one variable over 'ample fields'. Among others, it leads to the solution of two... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 19.99
Peter Winkler hat's wieder geschafft. Nach den enthusiastischen Reaktionen auf sein letztes Buch (auf Deutsch: Mathematische Rätsel für Liebhaber), gelang es ihm erneut, eine wunderbare Sammlung von eleganten mathematischen Rätseln zusammenzutragen, um seine Leser einmal mehr herauszufordern und zu unterhalten. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Liebhaber... more...