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  • The Right Decisionby James Stein

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 32.00

    CAN YOU EVER BE SURE YOU'RE MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION? Should you stay in a comfy job with little chance of advancement-or take a riskier one in which you could make lots of money but also wind up on the street? Should you listen to a doctor who advises surgery-or trust another who tells you to wait and see if your condition improves? Should... more...

  • Native Sonsby James Baldwin; Sol Stein

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.95

    James Baldwin was beginning to be recognized as the most brilliant black writer of his generation when his first book of essays, Notes of a Native Son , established his reputation in 1955. No one was more pleased by the book’s reception than Baldwin’s high school friend Sol Stein. A rising New York editor, novelist, and playwright, Stein had suggested... more...

  • How Math Explains the Worldby James D. Stein

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 18.77

    In How Math Explains the World , mathematician Stein reveals how seemingly arcane mathematical investigations and discoveries have led to bigger, more world-shaking insights into the nature of our world. In the four main sections of the book, Stein tells the stories of the mathematical thinkers who discerned some of the most fundamental aspects of... more...

  • L.A. Mathby James D. Stein

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 22.70

    Move over, Sherlock and Watson—the detective duo to be reckoned with. In the entertaining short-story collection  L.A. Math , freelance investigator Freddy Carmichael and his sidekick, Pete Lennox, show how math smarts can crack even the most perplexing cases. Freddy meets colorful personalities throughout Los Angeles and encounters mysterious circumstances... more...

  • Short Flightsby James Lough; Alex Stein

    Schaffner Press, Inc. 2015; US$ 9.99

    A compilation of satirical and philosophical aphorisms from modern writers on the cutting edge of their craft   A unique anthology that draws together the work and musings of our leading pioneers of short-form writing, this book features writers who take this time-honored literary form to new heights. Concise, wise, and sometimes terse or humorous,... more...

  • Cosmic Numbersby James D. Stein

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 22.00

    Our fascination with numbers begins when we are children and continues throughout our lives. We start counting our fingers and toes and end up balancing checkbooks and calculating risk. So powerful is the appeal of numbers that many people ascribe to them a mystical significance. Other numbers go beyond the supernatural, working to explain our universe... more...

  • Short Circuitsby James Lough; Alex Stein

    Schaffner Press, Inc. 2018; US$ 9.99

    Following up on the success of their first anthology of aphorisms, Short Flights , editors James Lough and Alex Stein have returned with a new volume that expands on the theme of aphorisms to include other short form writing and concrete poetry and prose from several of the world's leading, award-winning, and bestsellling writers in the genre, including... more...

  • Cold Casesby James M. Adcock; Sarah L. Stein

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 99.95

    Because the investigation of cold cases is usually an arduous and time-consuming task, most law enforcement agencies in the United States are not able to dedicate the resources necessary to support the cold case investigation process. However, when those cases are fully pursued and prosecuted, they often result in convictions and lengthy prison terms.... more...

  • The (1+1)-Nonlinear Universe of the Parabolic Map and Combinatoricsby James D. Louck; Myron L Stein*

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 31.85

    This monograph develops chaos theory from properties of the graphs inverse to the parabolic map of the interval [0, 2], where the height at the midpoint x = 1 may be viewed as a time-like parameter, which together with the x -coordinate, provide the two parameters that uniquely characterize the parabola, and which are used throughout the monograph.... more...