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  • Mind and Natureby Peter Pesic; Hermann Weyl; Peter Pesic

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.95

    Hermann Weyl (1885-1955) was one of the twentieth century's most important mathematicians, as well as a seminal figure in the development of quantum physics and general relativity. He was also an eloquent writer with a lifelong interest in the philosophical implications of the startling new scientific developments with which he was so involved. Mind... more...

  • The Lost Millenniumby Florin Diacu

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    Have you ever wondered how we really know what year it is? Part detective story, part conspiracy theory, part scientific history, The Lost Millennium explores the astonishing possibility that our calendar is out by a thousand years. A chance conversation at a conference in Mexico started mathematician Florin Diacu on an amazing journey to make sense... more...

  • Kurt Gödel and the Foundations of Mathematicsby Matthias Baaz; Christos H. Papadimitriou; Hilary W. Putnam; Dana S. Scott; Charles L. Jr Harper

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 48.00

    This volume commemorates the life, work and foundational views of Kurt Gödel by exploring the impact of his work and its future implications. more...

  • The Evolution of Principia Mathematicaby Bernard Linsky

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 135.00

    Previously unpublished archival material helps us reassess this famous, but seldom studied, classic that prompted modern logic and computers. more...

  • Infinityby Michael Heller; W. Hugh Woodin

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 34.00

    A dozen world-renowned researchers explore the concept of infinity through the prism of mathematics and beyond. more...

  • Inductive Logicby John Woods; Stephan Hartmann; Dov M. Gabbay

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 275.00

    This volume is number ten in the 11-volume Handbook of the History of Logic. While there are many examples were a science split from philosophy and became autonomous (such as physics with Newton and biology with Darwin), and while there are, perhaps, topics that are of exclusively philosophical interest, inductive logic ? as this handbook attests... more...

  • Beyond Geometryby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    Beyond Geometry describes how set-theoretic topology developed and why it now occupies a central place in mathematics. Describing axiomatic method as well as providing a definition of what a geometric property is, this new resource examines how early analysts incorporated geometric thinking into their development of the calculus. It also looks at the... more...

  • Mathematics and the Laws of Natureby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    Mathematics and the Laws of Nature, Revised Edition describes the evolution of the idea that nature can be described in the language of mathematics. Colorful chapters explore the earliest attempts to apply deductive methods to the study of the natural world. This revised resource goes on to examine the development of classical conservation laws, including... more...

  • Probability and Statisticsby John Tabak

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    Probability and Statistics, Revised Edition deals with the history of probability, describing the modern concept of randomness and examining "pre-probabilistic" ideas of what most people today would characterize as randomness. This revised book documents some historically important early uses of probability to illustrate some very important... more...

  • The Archimedes Codexby Reviel Netz; William Noel

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    Drawings and writings by Archimedes, previously thought to have been destroyed, have been uncovered beneath the pages of a 13th-century monk's prayer book. These hidden texts, slowly being retrieved and deciphered by scientists, show that Archimedes' thinking (2,200 years ago) was even ahead of Isaac Newton in the 17th century. Archimedes discovered... more...