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  • Euler's Gemby David S. Richeson

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    Leonhard Euler's polyhedron formula describes the structure of many objects--from soccer balls and gemstones to Buckminster Fuller's buildings and giant all-carbon molecules. Yet Euler's formula is so simple it can be explained to a child. Euler's Gem tells the illuminating story of this indispensable mathematical idea. From ancient Greek... more...

  • Causalityby Judea Pearl

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

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

  • Beautiful Geometryby Eli Maor; Eugen Jost

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    If you've ever thought that mathematics and art don't mix, this stunning visual history of geometry will change your mind. As much a work of art as a book about mathematics, Beautiful Geometry presents more than sixty exquisite color plates illustrating a wide range of geometric patterns and theorems, accompanied by brief accounts of the fascinating... 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...

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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 87.00 US$ 71.34

    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...

  • Infinite Ascentby David Berlinski

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    In Infinite Ascent , David Berlinski, the acclaimed author of The Advent of the Algorithm, A Tour of the Calculus , and Newton?s Gift , tells the story of mathematics, bringing to life with wit, elegance, and deep insight a 2,500-year-long intellectual adventure. Berlinski focuses on the ten most important breakthroughs in mathematical history?and... more...

  • Vito Volterraby Manfred Stern; Angelo Guerraggio; Giovanni Paoloni

    Springer Basel 2010; US$ 79.99

    Der Mathematiker Vito Volterra (1860 ? 1940) war nicht nur ein großer Mathematiker, sondern auch ein guter Wissenschaftsorganisator. Über Jahrzehnte galt er als der bedeutendste Repräsentant der Wissenschaft in Italien. Die Autoren rekonstruieren seine wichtigsten Beiträge zur Wissenschaft und zur Entwicklung der wissenschaftlichen Institutionen in... more...

  • The Mathematical Touristby Ivars Peterson

    Henry Holt and Co. 1998; US$ 8.99

    In the first edition of The Mathematical Tourist , renowned science journalist Ivars Peterson took readers on an unforgettable tour through the sometimes bizarre, but always fascinating, landscape of modern mathematics. Now the journey continues in a new, updated edition that includes all the latest information on mathematical proofs, fractals, prime... more...

  • Sources in the Development of Mathematicsby Ranjan Roy

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    A look at the discovery and use of infinite series and products from Wallis and Newton through Euler and Gauss to the present day. more...

  • The Art of the Infiniteby Ellen Kaplan; Robert Kaplan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.09

    It is easy to be wary of mathematics - but as this book shows, drawing on science, literature and philosophy, its patterns are evrywhere. In witty and eloquent prose, Robert and Ellen Kaplan take mathematics back to its estranged audience, bringing understanding and clarity to a traditionally difficult subject, and revealing the beauty behind the equations.... more...