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  • 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$ 84.00

    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...

  • Scientific Natural Philosophyby E. E. Escultura

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 24.00

    Scientific Natural Philosophy explains the nature and content of scientific natural philosophy, particularly qualitative modeling, and updates scientific methodology by providing details of the mathematics involved. The book presents a total view of our universe, from the fractal superstring to its destiny as black holes back in to dark matter, and... more...

  • The History of Mathematicsby Jacqueline Stedall

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Mathematics is a fundamental human activity that can be practised and understood in a multitude of ways; indeed, mathematical ideas themselves are far from being fixed, but are adapted and changed by their passage across periods and cultures. In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of... more...

  • From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuriesby Chris Waring

    Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    We may remember their equations and discoveries from school, but do we remember who the men behind the maths were? From the theories of Pythagoras (and did you know he ran a secret brotherhood that studied maths, music and gymnastics?) to coining the term Googol, this title uncovers the mysteries of maths. more...

  • Mathematics in Victorian Britainby Raymond Flood; Adrian Rice; Robin Wilson

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 51.99

    During the Victorian era, industrial and economic growth led to a phenomenal rise in productivity and invention. That spirit of creativity and ingenuity was reflected in the massive expansion in scope and complexity of many scientific disciplines during this time, with subjects evolving rapidly and the creation of many new disciplines. The subject... more...

  • Markov Processes for Stochastic Modelingby Oliver Ibe

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 99.95

    Markov processes are processes that have limited memory. In particular, their dependence on the past is only through the previous state. They are used to model the behavior of many systems including communications systems, transportation networks, image segmentation and analysis, biological systems and DNA sequence analysis, random atomic motion and... more...

  • The Abacusby Jesse Dilson

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    The abacus is as useful and effecient a machine today as it was when it was first created centures ago. Whether you're an expert in the latest computer technology or you're mastering arithmetic and word problems for the first time, it won't take long to learn the basics (and even the not-so-basics) of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing... more...

  • The Numeratiby Stephen Baker

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    "Steve Baker puts his finger on perhaps the most important cultural trend today: the explosion of data about every aspect of our world and the rise of applied math gurus who know how to use it." --Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine (Wired Magazine ) An urgent look at how a global math elite is predicting and altering our behavior... more...

  • Pluralism in Mathematicsby Michèle Friend

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book is about philosophy, mathematics and logic, giving a philosophical account of Pluralism which is a family of positions in the philosophy of mathematics. There are four parts to this book, beginning with a look at motivations for Pluralism by way of Realism, Maddy?s Naturalism, Shapiro?s Structuralism and Formalism. more...