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- 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...
- 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...
- DK Publishing 2005; US$ 16.99
Experience the mysterious and magical world of numbers as never before. This unique book investigates mathematical marvels such as why daisies always have 34, 55, or 89 petals, why the world''s phone numbers appear in Pi, and other patterns and paradoxes that will make readers look at numbers in a whole new way. more...
- Springer Basel 2011; US$ 34.95
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...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 16.99
From the mathematics of mazes, to cones with a twist, and the amazing sphericon - and how to make one - Ian Stewart is back with more mathematical stories and puzzles that are as quirky as they are fascinating, and each from the cutting edge of the world of mathematics. We find out about the mathematics of time travel, explore the shape of teardrops... more...