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  • Trigonometric Delightsby Eli Maor

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95

    Trigonometry has always been an underappreciated branch of mathematics. It has a reputation as a dry and difficult subject, a glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation. In this book, Eli Maor draws on his remarkable talents as a guide to the world of numbers to dispel that view. Rejecting the usual arid descriptions of sine, cosine,... more...

  • An Introduction to Gödel's Theoremsby Peter Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    A clear and accessible treatment of Gödel's famous, intriguing, but much misunderstood incompleteness theorems, extensively revised in a second edition. more...

  • Enlightening Symbolsby Joseph Mazur

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    While all of us regularly use basic math symbols such as those for plus, minus, and equals, few of us know that many of these symbols weren?t available before the sixteenth century. What did mathematicians rely on for their work before then? And how did mathematical notations evolve into what we know today? In Enlightening Symbols , popular math... more...

  • How Mathematicians Thinkby William Byers

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    To many outsiders, mathematicians appear to think like computers, grimly grinding away with a strict formal logic and moving methodically--even algorithmically--from one black-and-white deduction to another. Yet mathematicians often describe their most important breakthroughs as creative, intuitive responses to ambiguity, contradiction, and paradox.... more...

  • Causalityby Judea Pearl

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    Written by one of the preeminent researchers in the field, this provides a comprehensive exposition of modern analysis of causation. more...

  • The Emergence of Probabilityby Ian Hacking

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    Includes an introduction, contextualizing his book in light of developing philosophical trends. more...

  • Computability and Logicby George S. Boolos; John P. Burgess; Richard C. Jeffrey

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    Computability and Logic is a classic because of its accessibility to students without a mathematical background. This fifth edition was first published in 2007. more...

  • Nature's Numbersby Ian Stewart

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    A mathematical sightseeing tour of the natural world from the author of THE MAGICAL MAZE more...

  • Nature's Numbersby Ian Stewart

    Orion 2014; US$ 21.60

    A mathematical sightseeing tour of the natural world from the author of THE MAGICAL MAZE 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...