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  • Finding Zeroby Amir D. Aczel

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    The story of how we got our numbers--told through one mathematician's journey to find zero more...

  • Turing's Cathedralby George Dyson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 17.58

    How did computers take over the world? In late 1945, a small group of brilliant engineers and mathematicians gathered at the newly created Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Their ostensible goal was to build a computer which would be instrumental in the US government's race to create a hydrogen bomb. The mathematicians themselves,... more...

  • Geometryby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    Covering the many aspects of geometry, this volume of the History of Mathematics series presents a compelling look at mathematical theories alongside historical occurrences. The engaging and informative text, complemented by photographs and illustrations, introduces students to the fascinating story of how geometry has developed. Biographical information... more...

  • Is God a Mathematician?by Mario Livio

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00

    Bestselling author and astrophysicist Mario Livio examines the lives and theories of history?s greatest mathematicians to ask how?if mathematics is an abstract construction of the human mind?it can so perfectly explain the physical world. Nobel Laureate Eugene Wigner once wondered about ?the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics? in the formulation... more...

  • Henri Poincareby Jeremy Gray

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) was not just one of the most inventive, versatile, and productive mathematicians of all time--he was also a leading physicist who almost won a Nobel Prize for physics and a prominent philosopher of science whose fresh and surprising essays are still in print a century later. The first in-depth and comprehensive look at his... more...

  • The History of Mathematicsby Roger L. Cooke

    Wiley 2012; US$ 133.00

    Praise for the Second Edition "An amazing assemblage of worldwide contributions in mathematics and, in addition to use as a course book, a valuable resource . . . essential." —CHOICE This Third Edition of The History of Mathematics examines the elementary arithmetic, geometry, and algebra of numerous cultures, tracing their usage... more...

  • Probability and Statisticsby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    Probability and Statistics provides a detailed look at the many aspects of this branch of mathematical investigation. Covering everything from ancient games of chance played around the world and the theories of Fermat and Pascal to phrenology, the specious use of statistics, and statistical methods to stop epidemics, this book offers a comprehensive... more...

  • Philosophical Introduction to Set Theoryby Stephen Pollard

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 14.95

    The primary mechanism for ideological and theoretical unification in modern mathematics, set theory forms an essential element of any comprehensive treatment of the philosophy of mathematics. This unique approach to set theory offers a technically informed discussion that covers a variety of philosophical issues. Rather than focusing on intuitionist... more...

  • History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematicsby William Aspray; Philip Kitcher

    University of Minnesota Press 1988; US$ 50.00

    History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematics was first published in 1988. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.The fourteen essays in this volume build on the pioneering effort of Garrett Birkhoff,... more...

  • Poincare's Prizeby George G. Szpiro

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    The amazing story of one of the greatest math problems of all time and the reclusive genius who solved it In the tradition of  Fermat?s Enigma  and  Prime Obsession , George Szpiro brings to life the giants of mathematics who struggled to prove a theorem for a century and the mysterious man from St. Petersburg, Grigory Perelman, who fi nally accomplished... more...