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  • The Artist and the Mathematicianby Amir D. Aczel

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    Nicolas Bourbaki, whose mathematical publications began to appear in the late 1930s and continued to be published through most of the twentieth century, was a direct product as well as a major force behind an important revolution that took place in the early decades of the twentieth century that completely changed Western culture. Pure mathematics,... more...

  • About The Size Of Itby Warwick Cairns

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 6.86

    'Fun and fascinating - the secrets and tricks of how we measure the world around us' Conn Iggulden more...

  • A Survey of the Almagestby Olaf Pedersen; Alexander Jones

    Springer 2011; US$ 199.00

    "The Almagest", by the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is the most important surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, offering historians valuable insight into the astronomy and mathematics of the ancient world. Pedersen's 1974 publication, "A Survey of the Almagest", is the most recent in a long tradition... 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 Universe in Zero Wordsby Dana Mackenzie

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Most popular books about science, and even about mathematics, tiptoe around equations as if they were something to be hidden from the reader's tender eyes. Dana Mackenzie starts from the opposite premise: He celebrates equations. No history of art would be complete without pictures. Why, then, should a history of mathematics--the universal language... more...

  • 6000 Jahre Mathematikby Hans Wußing; Heinz Wilhelm Alten; Heiko Wesemüller-Kock

    Springer 2008; US$ 29.95

    Mit dem Namen Euler wird vielfach der Beginn der modernen Mathematik verknüpft. Ausgehend von seinem Leben und seiner wissenschaftlichen Arbeit wird im zweiten Teil der mathematisch-kulturhistorischen Zeitreise der Werdegang der heutigen Mathematik schrittweise nachvollzogen und illustriert. Da ein vollständiger Überblick über die hoch komplexe und... more...

  • Force and Geometry in Newton's "Principia"by Curtis Wilson; François De Gandt

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    In this book François De Gandt introduces us to the reading of Newton's Principia in its own terms. The path of access that De Gandt proposes leads through the study of the geometrization of force. The result is a highly original meditation on the sources and meaning of Newton's magnum opus . In Chapter I De Gandt presents a translation of and... more...

  • Mathematics and the Real Worldby Zvi Artstein

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which  our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math. Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient... 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 Group US 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...