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History & Philosophy

  • The Calculus Galleryby William Dunham

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    More than three centuries after its creation, calculus remains a dazzling intellectual achievement and the gateway into higher mathematics. This book charts its growth and development by sampling from the work of some of its foremost practitioners, beginning with Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in the late seventeenth century and continuing... more...

  • Mathematics without Apologiesby Michael Harris

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    What do pure mathematicians do, and why do they do it? Looking beyond the conventional answers?for the sake of truth, beauty, and practical applications?this book offers an eclectic panorama of the lives and values and hopes and fears of mathematicians in the twenty-first century, assembling material from a startlingly diverse assortment of scholarly,... more...

  • Applied Nonparametric Econometricsby Daniel J. Henderson; Christopher F. Parmeter

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Bridging the gap between applied economists and theoretical nonparametric econometricians, this book explains basic to advanced nonparametric methods with applications. more...

  • Finding Zeroby Amir D. Aczel

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    The story of how we got our numbers--told through one mathematician's journey to find zero more...

  • A History of Piby Petr Beckmann

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    The history of pi, says the author, though a small part of the history of mathematics, is nevertheless a mirror of the history of man. Petr Beckmann holds up this mirror, giving the background of the times when pi made progress -- and also when it did not, because science was being stifled by militarism or religious fanaticism. more...

  • Elliptic Talesby Avner Ash; Robert Gross

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 56.00

    Elliptic Tales describes the latest developments in number theory by looking at one of the most exciting unsolved problems in contemporary mathematics?the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture. In this book, Avner Ash and Robert Gross guide readers through the mathematics they need to understand this captivating problem.The key to the conjecture lies... 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...

  • Introducing Philosophy of Mathematicsby Michele Friend

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    What is mathematics about? Does the subject-matter of mathematics exist independently of the mind or are they mental constructions? How do we know mathematics? Is mathematical knowledge logical knowledge? And how is mathematics applied to the material world? In this introduction to the philosophy of mathematics, Michele Friend examines these and other... more...

  • Lewis Carrollby Edward Wakeling; Rhona Lewis

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 40.00

    This new biography of Carroll by leading international authority, Edward Wakeling, presents a fresh appraisal based upon his social circle. Contrary to the claims of many previous authors, Carroll?s circle was not child centred: his correspondence was enormous, numbering almost 100,000 items at the time of his death, and included royalty and many of... more...

  • The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014by Mircea Pitici

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    This annual anthology brings together the year?s finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else?and you don?t need to be a mathematician to enjoy... more...