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#### Mathematical Snippets

Wide World Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95From nutritional labels and box office statistics to terabytes and megapixels, the 21st century world is awash in numbers. How can the average Joe or Jane make sense of all that data? The key, Theoni Pappas argues, is math. In Mathematical Snippets, she draws readers into the fascinating world of math without overwhelming them with mind-numbing... more...

#### The Crossing of Heaven

Springer 2012; US$ 59.95Among the group of physics honors students huddled in 1957 on a Colorado mountain watching Sputnik bisect the heavens, one young scientist was destined, three short years later, to become a key player in America's own top-secret spy satellite program. One of our era's most prolific mathematicians, Karl Gustafson was given just two weeks to... more...

#### Iris Runge

Springer 2012; US$ 149.00This book concerns the origins of mathematical problem solving at the internationally active Osram and Telefunken Corporations during the golden years of broadcasting and electron tube research. The woman scientist Iris Runge, who received an interdisciplinary education at the University of Gottingen, was long employed as the sole mathematical authority... more...

#### Robert Recorde

Springer 2011; US$ 129.00The 16th-Century intellectual Robert Recorde is chiefly remembered for introducing the equals sign into algebra, yet the greater significance and broader scope of his work is often overlooked. This book presents an authoritative and in-depth analysis of the man, his achievements and his historical importance. This scholarly yet accessible work examines... more...

#### Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95From one of the world?s most beloved popular writers on mathematics, a fun and challenging collection of games, puzzles, stories, and more more...

#### Fünf Minuten Mathematik

Springer 2012; US$ 29.95Das Buch enthält einen Querschnitt durch die moderne und alltägliche Mathematik. Die 100 Beiträge sind aus der Kolumne 'Fünf Minuten Mathematik' hervorgegangen, in der verschiedene mathematische Gebiete in einer für Laien verständlichen Sprache behandelt wurden. Der Leser findet hier den mathematischen Hintergrund... more...

#### A Lifetime of Puzzles

Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95Martin Gardner has entertained the world with his puzzles for decades and inspired countless mathematicians and scientists. As he rounds out another decade, his colleagues are paying him tribute with this special collection that contains contributions from some of the most respected puzzlemasters, magicians and mathematicians, including: - John H.... more...