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  • Math in Minutesby Paul Glendinning

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    Paul Glendinning is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Manchester. He was founding Head of School for Mathematics at the combined University of Manchester and has published over fifty academic articles and an undergraduate textbook on chaos theory.   Both simple and accessible, Math in Minutes is a visually led introduction to... 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...

  • Nature's Numbersby Ian Stewart

    Orion 2014; US$ 19.96

    A mathematical sightseeing tour of the natural world from the author of THE MAGICAL MAZE more...

  • Nature's Numbersby Ian Stewart

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    A mathematical sightseeing tour of the natural world from the author of THE MAGICAL MAZE more...

  • The Poincare Conjectureby Donal O'Shea

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Henri Poincaré was one of the greatest mathematicians of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He revolutionized the field of topology, which studies properties of geometric configurations that are unchanged by stretching or twisting. The Poincaré conjecture lies at the heart of modern geometry and topology, and even pertains to the possible... more...

  • Hidden Harmoniesby Ellen Kaplan; Robert Kaplan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    A squared plus b squared equals c squared. It sounds simple, doesn't it? Yet this familiar expression is a gateway into the riotous garden of mathematics, and sends us on a journey of exploration in the company of two inspired guides, acclaimed authors Robert and Ellen Kaplan. With wit, verve, and clarity, they trace the life of the Pythagorean... more...

  • Role of Mathematics in the Rise of Scienceby Salomon Bochner

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 64.00

    The central theme of these essays is the nature and role of mathematics, its growth and spread, and its involvement with ever-wider areas of knowledge. The author attempts to determine the decisive and creative aspects of the abstractness" of mathematics which have made it the dominant intellectual force that it is. He frequently confronts the mathematics... more...

  • Abraham Robinsonby Joseph Warren Dauben

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 92.95

    One of the most prominent mathematicians of the twentieth century, Abraham Robinson discovered and developed nonstandard analysis, a rigorous theory of infinitesimals that he used to unite mathematical logic with the larger body of historic and modern mathematics. In this first biography of Robinson, Joseph Dauben reveals the mathematician's personal... more...

  • Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703)by Philip Beeley; Christoph J. Scriba

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 299.99

    The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616 -1703) is a critically acclaimed resource in the history of early modern science. Volume IV covers the period from 1672 to April 1675 and contains over eighty previously unpublished letters. It documents Wallis's role in the crucial debate over the method of tangents involving figures such as Sluse, James... 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...