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  • Alan Turing: The Enigmaby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This New York Times ?bestselling biography of the founder... more...

  • Beyond Reasonby A. K. Dewdney

    Wiley 2004; US$ 29.50

    A mind-bending excursion to the limits of science and mathematics Are some scientific problems insoluble? In Beyond Reason, internationally acclaimed math and science author A. K. Dewdney answers this question by examining eight insurmountable mathematical and scientific roadblocks that have stumped thinkers across the centuries, from ancient mathematical... more...

  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematicsby Mark Colyvan

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    A fascinating journey through intriguing mathematical and philosophical territory ? a lively introduction to this contemporary topic. 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...

  • Mathematics: All That Mattersby Mike Askew

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Mathematics often gets a bad press. Describing someone as 'calculating' or 'rational' is hardly as flattering as being labelled 'artistic' or 'creative' and mathematicians in movies or novels are often portrayed as social misfits who rarely get the guy or girl. No wonder some folks say 'oh I don't care for mathematics, I was never any good at it'... more...

  • Mathematics: All That Mattersby Mike Askew

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 13.48

    Mathematics often gets a bad press. Describing someone as 'calculating' or 'rational' is hardly as flattering as being labelled 'artistic' or 'creative' and mathematicians in movies or novels are often portrayed as social misfits who rarely get the guy or girl. No wonder some folks say 'oh I don't care for mathematics, I was never any good at it'... 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...

  • Are Science and Mathematics Socially Constructed?by Richard C Brown

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 142.00

    This book is a history, analysis, and criticism of what the author calls “postmodern interpretations of science” (PIS) and the closely related “sociology of scientific knowledge” (SSK). This movement traces its origin to Thomas Kuhn's revolutionary work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), but is more extreme. It... more...

  • One to Nineby Andrew Hodges

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 21.00

    Have you ever thought about the uniqueness and simplicity of One, or what it means to be Two? Is Four really so square and why are there Seven days of the week, Seven deadly sins, or even Seven wonders of the world? In One to Nine , Andrew Hodges brings numbers to life. Inspired by the popularity of Sudoku ? and millennia of human attempts to figure... more...