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  • 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...

  • Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern Worldby Amir Alexander

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99

    The epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it On August 10, 1632, five leaders of the Society of Jesus convened in a somber Roman palazzo to pass judgment on a simple idea: that a continuous line is composed of distinct and limitlessly tiny parts. The doctrine would become the foundation... more...

  • Komplexitätscontrollingby Ronald Gleich

    Haufe Lexware Verlag 2013; US$ 81.24

    Komplexitätscontrolling : Komplexität verstehen, reduzierem und beherrschen 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...

  • Die antike Mathematikby Dietmar Herrmann

    Springer 2013; US$ 29.99

    Der Band enthält eine umfassende und problemorientierte Darstellung der antiken griechischen Mathematik von Thales bis zu Proklos Diadochus. Enzyklopädisch wird ein Querschnitt durch die griechische Mathematik geboten, wobei auch solche Werke von Wissenschaftlern ausführlich gewürdigt werden, von denen keine deutsche Übersetzung vorliegt. Zahlreiche... more...

  • Infinite Series in a History of Analysisby Hans-Heinrich Körle

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 420.00

    Infinite series are the unifying thread that runs through the history of mathematical analysis. Ever since the 17th century, they have also been inseparably linked to infinitesimal calculus and form its backbone. Because of the clarity of their structure, infinite series are a gratifying subject for didactics. The historical reflections, insights and... 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...

  • Nature's Numbersby Ian Stewart

    Orion 2014; US$ 21.60

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

  • Mathematics and the Real Worldby Zvi Artstein

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    In this accessible and illuminating study of how the science of mathematics developed, a veteran math researcher and educator looks at the ways in which  our evolutionary makeup is both a help and a hindrance to the study of math. Artstein chronicles the discovery of important mathematical connections between mathematics and the real world from ancient... 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...