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#### Wonders of Numbers

Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 18.99Who 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...

#### Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures

Basic Books 2010; US$ 16.95From the author of Professor Stewart?s Cabinet of Curiosities , a new trove of entrancing numbers and delightful mathematical puzzles for adventurous minds more...

#### The Last Recreations

Springer New York 2007; US$ 21.95Martin 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...

#### The Tiger That Isn't

Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98Mathematics 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...

#### Puzzler's Elusion

Running Press 2006; US$ 15.95Genius 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...

#### A Matemática das Coisas

Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 27.50This 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...

#### Relativistic Numerical Hydrodynamics

Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 60.00Pedagogical overview of the computational framework required to solve problems in relativistic hydrodynamics and astrophysics. more...

#### Algebraic Patching

Springer 2011; US$ 129.00Assuming 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...

#### Mehr mathematische Rätsel für Liebhaber (German Edition)

Springer 2010; US$ 19.99Peter 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...

#### As Easy As Pi

Michael O'Mara 2011; US$ 9.99It'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...