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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Euclid's Windowby Leonard Mlodinow

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    Through Euclid's Window, Leonard Mlondinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. This new, refreshing, alternative history of maths reveals how simple questions anyone might ask about space in the living room or in some other... more...

  • Why Beauty Is Truthby Ian Stewart

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 16.95

    An eminent teacher and writer explores an idea both simple and complex, both multidisciplinary and unifying-the story of symmetry more...

  • The Lady Tasting Teaby David Salsburg

    Henry Holt and Co. 2002; US$ 19.99

    The Lady Tasting Tea is not a book of dry facts and figures, but the history of great individuals who dared to look at the world in a new way. more...

  • Proof Analysisby Sara Negri; Jan von Plato

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    Presents a new way of applying the methods of proof theory to axiomatic theories and systems of philosophical logic. more...

  • The Mystery of Numbersby Annemarie Schimmel

    Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 18.99

    Why is the number seven lucky--even holy--in almost every culture? Why do we speak of the four corners of the earth? Why do cats have nine lives (except in Iran, where they have seven)? From literature to folklore to private superstitions, numbers play a conspicuous role in our daily lives. But in this fascinating book, Annemarie Schimmel shows that... more...