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  • Whatever Happened to the Metric System?by John Bemelmans Marciano

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 17.99

    The intriguing tale of why the United States has never adopted the metric system, and what that says about us. The American standard system of measurement is a unique and odd thing to behold with its esoteric, inconsistent standards: twelve inches in a foot, three feet in a yard, sixteen ounces in a pound, one hundred pennies to the dollar. For... more...

  • Are Science and Mathematics Socially Constructed?by Richard C Brown

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 142.00

    This book is a history, analysis, and criticism of what the author calls “postmodern interpretations of science” (PIS) and the closely related “sociology of scientific knowledge” (SSK). This movement traces its origin to Thomas Kuhn's revolutionary work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), but is more extreme. It... more...

  • A Mathematical Prelude to the Philosophy of Mathematicsby Stephen Pollard

    Springer 2014; US$ 49.99

    This book is based on two premises: one cannot understand philosophy of mathematics without understanding mathematics and one cannot understand mathematics without?doing mathematics. It draws readers into philosophy of mathematics by having them do mathematics. It offers 298 exercises, covering philosophically important material, presented in a philosophically... 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...

  • How to Solve the Da Vinci Codeby Richard Elwes

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    Can you outrun a bullet? How do you build an electronic brain? Could you slow down time? How do you unleash chaos? From Plato's classification of regular polyhedra to making a million on the stock market, How to Solve the Da Vinci Code gives you everything you need to understand how numbers work, and the impact they have on our lives every day. more...

  • Komplexitätscontrollingby Ronald Gleich

    Haufe Lexware Verlag 2013; US$ 79.55

    Komplexitätscontrolling : Komplexität verstehen, reduzierem und beherrschen 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...

  • Math in Minutesby Paul Glendinning

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • 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...