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  • Math in Minutesby Paul Glendinning

    Quercus 2013; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Taming the Infiniteby Ian Stewart

    Quercus 2015; US$ 15.99

    From ancient Babylon to the last great unsolved problems, Ian Stewart brings us his definitive history of mathematics. In his famous straightforward style, Professor Stewart explains each major development--from the first number systems to chaos theory--and considers how each affected society and changed everyday life forever. Maintaining a personal... more...

  • Hilary Putnamby Maximilian De Gaynesford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Putnam is one of the most influential philosophers of recent times, and his authority stretches far beyond the confines of the discipline. However, there is a considerable challenge in presenting his work both accurately and accessibly. This is due to the width and diversity of his published writings and to his frequent spells of radical re-thinking.... 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...

  • Song of Two Worldsby Alan Lightman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 26.95

    In Alan Lightman's new book, a verse narrative, we meet a man who has lost his faith in all things following a mysterious personal tragedy. After decades of living "hung like a dried fly," emptied and haunted by his past, the narrator awakens one morning revitalized and begins a Dante-like journey to find something to believe in, first turning to the... more...

  • Combinatoricsby Robin Wilson; John J. Watkins; Ronald Graham

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 99.99

    Who first presented Pascal's triangle? (It was not Pascal.)Who first presented Hamiltonian graphs? (It was not Hamilton.)Who first presented Steiner triple systems? (It was not Steiner.) The history of mathematics is a well-studied and vibrant area of research, with books and scholarly articles published on various aspects of the subject. Yet,... more...

  • Mathematics: All That Mattersby Mike Askew

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Mathematics often gets a bad press. Describing someone as 'calculating' or 'rational' is hardly as flattering as being labelled 'artistic' or 'creative' and mathematicians in movies or novels are often portrayed as social misfits who rarely get the guy or girl. No wonder some folks say 'oh I don't care for mathematics, I was never any good at it'... more...

  • Alan Turing: His Work and Impactby S. Barry Cooper; J. van Leeuwen

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 74.95

    Affordable, key collection of the most significant papers by A.M. Turing. Commentary explaining the significance of each seminal paper by preeminent leaders in the field. Additional resources available online. 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...

  • 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...