• Numerate Life: a Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own & Probably Yours
    Numerate Life: a Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own & Probably Yours
    ISBN: 9781633881181
    Title: Numerate Life: a Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own & Probably Yours
    Author: PAULOS JOHN ALLEN

    Employing intuitive ideas from mathematics, this quirky "meta-memoir" raises questions about our lives that most of us don't think to ask, but arguably should: What part of memory is reliable fact, what part creative embellishment? Which favorite presuppositions are unfounded, which statistically biased? By conjoining two opposing mindsets--the suspension of disbelief required in storytelling and the skepticism inherent in the scientific method--bestselling mathematician John Allen Paulos has created an unusual hybrid, a composite of personal memories and mathematical approaches to re-evaluating them.
    Entertaining vignettes from Paulos's biography abound--ranging from a bullying math teacher and a fabulous collection of baseball cards to romantic crushes, a grandmother s petty larceny, and his quite unintended role in getting George Bush elected president in 2000. These vignettes serve as springboards to many telling perspectives: simple arithmetic puts life-long habits in a dubious new light; higher dimensional geometry helps us see that we're all rather peculiar; nonlinear dynamics explains the narcissism of small differences cascading into very different siblings; logarithms and exponentials yield insight on why we tend to become bored and jaded as we age; and there are tricks and jokes, probability and coincidences, and much more.
    For fans of Paulos or newcomers to his work, this witty commentary on his life--and yours--is fascinating reading."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Numericon: a Journey Through the Hidden Lives of Numbers
    Numericon: a Journey Through the Hidden Lives of Numbers
    ISBN: 9781782061540
    Title: Numericon: a Journey Through the Hidden Lives of Numbers
    Author: THOMAS RACHEL & FREIBERGER MARIANNE

    'Numericon' tells the stories of the numbers, mathematical discoveries, oddities and personalities that have shaped the way we understand the world around us. The multiple meanings of numbers and their often mathematical significance are uncovered. Each chapter is an intriguing story about a number - including why 12 is a sublime number, why 13 is unlucky and 7 lucky, and how imaginary numbers hold up buildings.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica & Related Systems
    On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica & Related Systems
    ISBN: 9780486669809
    Title: On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica & Related Systems
    Author: GODEL KURT


    In 1931, a young Austrian mathematician published an epoch-making paper containing one of the most revolutionary ideas in logic since Aristotle. Kurt Giidel maintained, and offered detailed proof, that in any arithmetic system, even in elementary parts of arithmetic, there are propositions which cannot be proved or disproved within the system. It is thus uncertain that the basic axioms of arithmetic will not give rise to contradictions. The repercussions of this discovery are still being felt and debated in 20th-century mathematics.
    The present volume reprints the first English translation of Giidel's far-reaching work. Not only does it make the argument more intelligible, but the introduction contributed by Professor R. B. Braithwaite (Cambridge University}}, an excellent work of scholarship in its own right, illuminates it by paraphrasing the major part of the argument.
    This Dover edition thus makes widely available a superb edition of a classic work of original thought, one that will be of profound interest to mathematicians, logicians and anyone interested in the history of attempts to establish axioms that would provide a rigorous basis for all mathematics. Translated by B. Meltzer, University of Edinburgh. Preface. Introduction by R. B. Braithwaite.



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    Price: $24.00
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  • Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
    Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
    ISBN: 9780241954638
    Title: Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
    Author: TEGMARK MAX

    Max Tegmark, one of the most original physicists at work today, leads us on an astonishing journey to explore the mysteries uncovered by cosmology and to discover the nature of reality. Part-history of the cosmos, part-intellectual adventure, 'Our Mathematical Universe' travels from the big bang to the distant future via parallel worlds, across every possible scale - from the sub-atomic to the intergalactic - showing how mathematics provides the answers to our questions about the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Passion for Mathematics Numbers Puzzles Madness Religion & the Quest for Reality
    Passion for Mathematics Numbers Puzzles Madness Religion & the Quest for Reality
    ISBN: 9780471690986
    Title: Passion for Mathematics Numbers Puzzles Madness Religion & the Quest for Reality
    Author: PICKOVER CLIFFORD

    A Passion for Mathematics is an educational, entertaining trip through the curiosities of the math world, blending an eclectic mix of history, biography, philosophy, number theory, geometry, probability, huge numbers, and mind-bending problems into a delightfully compelling collection that is sure to please math buffs, students, and experienced mathematicians alike. In each chapter, Clifford Pickover provides factoids, anecdotes, definitions, quotations, and captivating challenges that range from fun, quirky puzzles to insanely difficult problems. Readers will encounter mad mathematicians, strange number sequences, obstinate numbers, curious constants, magic squares, fractal geese, monkeys typing Hamlet, infinity, and much, much more. A Passion for Mathematics will feed readers' fascination while giving them problem-solving skills a great workout!

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Pip Pip: a Sideways Look at Time
    Pip Pip: a Sideways Look at Time
    ISBN: 9780006551775
    Title: Pip Pip: a Sideways Look at Time
    Author: GRIFFITHS JAY

    An enthusiastic piece of pop anthropology on the one subject that has ousted sex and money from the top of the obsessions league. Jay Griffiths takes the subject of time in her teeth and chews at it until it's a far more palatable item. Her exploration of the passage of time includes; our obsession with speed, with overtaking; motorways and their link to fascism; war; Mercury (god of flight) and the mythology of time and speed; Diana and Marilyn Monroe, flawed women who, through their violent deaths, have become timeless icons; history and the heritage industry; the meanness of Greenwich Mean Time; the fast language we now have to go with fast food; Aborigine dreamtime; the difference between festivals and pageants; May Day; and the New Year.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Platonic & Archimedean Solids
    Platonic & Archimedean Solids
    ISBN: 9780802713865
    Title: Platonic & Archimedean Solids
    Author: SUTTON DAUD

    WhereasSacred Geometryintroduced readers to two-dimensional forms,Platonic & Archimedean Solidspresents the world of three dimensions, which was understood as early as neolithic time. Daud Sutton elegantly explores the eighteen forms-from the cube to the octahedron and icosidodecahedron-that are the universal building blocks of three-dimensional space, and shows the fascinating relationships between them. For anyone interested in design, architecture, and mathematics, this will be a delight.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics
    Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics
    ISBN: 9781631064852
    Title: Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics
    Author: WILLIAMS TALITHIA

    Prepare to be inspired. Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics& is a& full-color volume that takes aim at the& forgotten influence of women on the development of mathematics over the last two millennia.

    You'll see each eminent mathematician come to life on each page, women like& the astronomer-philosopher& Hypatia, theoretical physicist Emmy Noether, and rocket scientist Annie Easley.&

    Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics& is an affirmation of female genius and a& celebration of the boundless applications of mathematics. See their stories!


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Practical Algebra: a Self-teaching Guide
    Practical Algebra: a Self-teaching Guide
    ISBN: 9780471530121
    Title: Practical Algebra: a Self-teaching Guide
    Author: SLAVIN STEVE & SELBY PETER H

    Practical Algebra If you studied algebra years ago and now need a refresher course in order to use algebraic principles on the job, or if you′re a student who needs an introduction to the subject, here′s the perfect book for you. Practical Algebra is an easy and fun-to-use workout program that quickly puts you in command of all the basic concepts and tools of algebra. With the aid of practical, real-life examples and applications, you′ll learn:<br /> ∗ The basic approach and application of algebra to problem solving<br /> ∗ The number system (in a much broader way than you have known it from arithmetic)<br /> ∗ Monomials and polynomials; factoring algebraic expressions; how to handle algebraic fractions; exponents, roots, and radicals; linear and fractional equations<br /> ∗ Functions and graphs; quadratic equations; inequalities; ratio, proportion, and variation; how to solve word problems, and more<br /> Authors Peter Selby and Steve Slavin emphasize practical algebra throughout by providing you with techniques for solving problems in a wide range of disciplines--from engineering, biology, chemistry, and the physical sciences, to psychology and even sociology and business administration. Step by step, Practical Algebra shows you how to solve algebraic problems in each of these areas, then allows you to tackle similar problems on your own, at your own pace. Self-tests are provided at the end of each chapter so you can measure your mastery.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Prediction How to See & Shape the Future With Game Theory
    Prediction How to See & Shape the Future With Game Theory
    ISBN: 9780099531845
    Title: Prediction How to See & Shape the Future With Game Theory
    Author: MESQUITA BRUCE

    Bruce Bueno de Mesquita can predict the future. From international terrorism to corporate fraud, from climate change to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been predicting the future for decades. Using Game Theory (a theory based on the rationale that everyone acts in their own self-interest) he can foretell and even engineer events. His forecasts, for everyone from the CIA to major international companies, have an extraordinary 90% success rate. In this fascinating and immensely readable book he explains how you can use Game Theory to your own advantage – to win a legal dispute, advance your career and even get the best possible price for your car. Predictioneer will change your understanding of the world – both now and in the future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Professor Povey's Perplexing Problem: Pre-university Physics & Maths Puzzles With Solutions
    Professor Povey's Perplexing Problem: Pre-university Physics & Maths Puzzles With Solutions
    ISBN: 9781780747750
    Title: Professor Povey's Perplexing Problem: Pre-university Physics & Maths Puzzles With Solutions
    Author: POVEY THOMAS

    In Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems, Thomas Povey shares 109 of his favorite problems in physics and maths. A tour de force of imagination and exposition, he guides us through uncompromisingly challenging territory that expands our minds and encourages a playful and exploratory approach to study. "The puzzles," he says, "are like toys. We should pick up the one we most enjoy, and play with it." Whether you are an aspiring scientist or an old-hand, pitting yourself against these problems will test your ability to think, and inspire you with curiosity and enthusiasm for physics. Presented with charm and wit, the questions span the gap between high-school and university-entrance standard material. Detailed answers are lightened with a fascinating and refreshing blend of scientific history, application and personal anecdote. On this delightful and idiosyncratic romp through pre-university maths and physics, the author shows us that behind every single one of these questions lies a new way of thinking about subjects we thought we had understood. He argues that engaging with the unfamiliar is key to forming deeper insights and developing intellectual independence.Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems is a manifesto that science should be playful, and a celebration of the curious.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
    Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
    ISBN: 9781846683459
    Title: Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
    Author: STEWART IAN

    School maths is not the interesting part. The real fun is elsewhere. Like a magpie, Ian Stewart has collected the most enlightening, entertaining and vexing ‘curiosities’ of maths over the years…Now, the private collection is displayed in his cabinet.There are some hidden gems of logic, geometry and probability – like how to extract a cherry from a cocktail glass (harder than you think), a pop up dodecahedron, the real reason why you can’t divide anything by zero and some tips for making money by proving the obvious. Scattered among these are keys to unlocking the mysteries of Fermat’s last theorem, the Poincar_ Conjecture, chaos theory, and the P/NP problem for which a million dollar prize is on offer. There are beguiling secrets about familiar names like Pythagoras or prime numbers, as well as anecdotes about great mathematicians. Pull out the drawers of the Professor’s cabinet and who knows what could happen…

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries
    Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries
    ISBN: 9781846683473
    Title: Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries
    Author: STEWART IAN

    In "Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries," acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart presents an enticing collection of mathematical curios and conundrums. With a new puzzle on each page, this compendium of brainteasers will both teach and delight.
    Guided by stalwart detective Hemlock Soames and his sidekick, Dr. John Watsup, readers will delve into almost two hundred mathematical problems, puzzles, and facts. Tackling subjects from mathematical dates (such as Pi Day), what we don't know about primes, and why the Earth is round, this clever, mind-expanding book demonstrates the power and fun inherent in mathematics.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries
    Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries
    ISBN: 9781846683480
    Title: Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries
    Author: STEWART IAN

    Like its wildly popular predecessors, Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities and Hoard of Mathematical Treasures, Professor Stewart's brand-new book is a miscellany of over 150 mathematical curios and conundrums, packed with trademark humour and numerous illustrations.In addition to the fascinating formulae and thrilling theorems familiar to Professor Stewart's fans, the Casebook follows the adventures of the not-so-great detective Hemlock Soames and his sidekick Dr John Watsup (immortalised in the phrase 'Watsup, Doc?'). By a remarkable coincidence they live at 222B Baker Street, just across the road from their more illustrious neighbour who, for reasons known only to Dr Watsup, is never mentioned by name. A typical item is 'The Case of the Face-Down Aces', a mathematical magic trick of quite devilish cunning.Ranging from one-liners to four-page investigations from the frontiers of mathematical research, the Casebook reveals Professor Stewart at his challenging and entertaining best.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Professor Stewarts Hoard of Mathematical Treasures
    Professor Stewarts Hoard of Mathematical Treasures
    ISBN: 9781846683466
    Title: Professor Stewarts Hoard of Mathematical Treasures
    Author: STEWART IAN

    Ian Stewart, author of the bestselling Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, presents a new and magical mix of games, puzzles, paradoxes, brainteasers, and riddles. He mingles these with forays into ancient and modern mathematical thought, appallingly hilarious mathematical jokes, and enquiries into the great mathematical challenges of the present and past. Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from irrational or imaginary to complex or cuneiform, we find out: how to organise chaos how matter balances anti-matter how to turn a sphere inside out (without creasing it ...) why you can't comb a hairy ball how to calculate pi by observing the stars And we get some tantalising glimpses of the maths of life and the universe. Mind-stretching, enlightening and endlessly amusing, Professor Stewart's new entertainment will stimulate, delight, and enthrall.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers
    Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers
    ISBN: 9781781254516
    Title: Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers
    Author: STEWART IAN

    Ian Stewart explores the astonishing properties of numbers from 1 to10 to zero and infinity, including one figure that, if you wrote it out, would span the universe. He looks at every kind of number you can think of -- real, imaginary, rational, irrational, positive and negative -- along with several you might have thought you couldn't think of. He explains the insights of the ancient mathematicians, shows how numbers have evolved through the ages, and reveals the way numerical theory enables everyday life.Under Professor Stewart's guidance you will discover the mathematics of codes, Sudoku, Rubik's cube, music, primes and pi. You may be surprised to find you live in eleven-dimensional space, that of the twenty-three people on a football pitch two are more likely than not to share the same birthday, and that forty-two is a very interesting number.Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers will delight everyone who loves numbers -- including those who currently think they don't.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
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  • Qed Beauty in Mathematical Proof
    Qed Beauty in Mathematical Proof
    ISBN: 9780802714312
    Title: Qed Beauty in Mathematical Proof
    Author: BURKARD POLSTER


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    Price: $24.00
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  • Rabbit Problem
    Rabbit Problem
    ISBN: 9780230704237
    Title: Rabbit Problem
    Author: GRAVETT EMILY

    A family of rabbits soon supplies the answer in this funny story! Hop along to Fibonacci's Field and follow Lonely and Chalk Rabbit through a year as they try to cope with their fast expanding brood and handle a different seasonal challenge each month, from the cold of February to the wet of April and the heat of July. This extraordinary picture book is packed with gorgeous details and novelty elements including a baby rabbit record book, a carrot recipe book and a surprise pop-up ending.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Reckoning With Risk Learning to Live With Uncertainty
    Reckoning With Risk Learning to Live With Uncertainty
    ISBN: 9780140297867
    Title: Reckoning With Risk Learning to Live With Uncertainty
    Author: GIGERENZER GERD

    However much we want certainty in our lives, it feels as if we live in an uncertain and dangerous world. But are we guilty of wildly exaggerating the chances of some unwanted event happening to us? Are we misled by our ignorance of the reality of risk?
    Far too many of us, argues Gerd Gigerenzer, are hampered by our own innumeracy, while statistics are often presented to us in highly confusing ways. With real world examples, such as the incidence of errors in tests for breast cancer or HIV, or in DNA fingerprinting, and the manipulation of statistics for evidence in court, he shows that our difficulty in thinking about numbers can easily be overcome.


    This essential book illustrates how, with a few techniques, we can learn to uncloud our minds, demand helpfully presented information and turn ignorance into insight.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Rogerson's Book of Numbers: a Culture of Numbers from 1001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World
    Rogerson's Book of Numbers: a Culture of Numbers from 1001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World
    ISBN: 9781781252680
    Title: Rogerson's Book of Numbers: a Culture of Numbers from 1001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World
    Author: ROGERSON BARNABY

    Rogerson's Book of Numbers tells the stories behind our iconic numbers. It is based on a numerical array of virtues, spiritual attributes, gods, devils, sacred cities, powers, calendars, heroes, saints, icons and cultural symbols. It provides a dazzling mass of information for those intrigued by the many roles numbers play in folklore and popular culture, in music and poetry, and in the many religions, cultures and belief systems of our world. The stories unfold from millions to zero: from the number of the beast (666) to the seven deadly sins, the twelve signs of the zodiac to the four suits of a pack of cards. Along the way you will discover why Genghis Khan built a city of 108 towers, how Dante forged his Divine Comedy on the number eleven, and why thirteen is so unlucky in the west while fourteen is the number to avoid in China. Now available as a paperback, this is your pocket-book guide to the numerical mysteries of the universe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Rogerson's Book of Numbers
    Rogerson's Book of Numbers
    ISBN: 9781781250990
    Title: Rogerson's Book of Numbers
    Author: ROGERSON BARNABY

    The Book of Numbers is a deceptively simple list of virtues, spiritual attributes, gods, devils, sacred cities, dominions, powers, heroes, saints and symbols. It provides a dazzling mass of information for those intrigued by the many roles numbers play - not only in mathematics and science, but also in poetry, in the hierarchies of heaven and hell and in the many religions, cultures and belief systems of our world.It allows a traveller through these lists to stumble across the sacred significance of four, to start to re-create lost worlds of meaning in birth dates and anniversaries, or to understand the spiritual power of numerology which filled ruined temples, shrines and prayer halls.And as one reads further into this innocuous little book - and what could be more simple, more basic, than numbers? - it becomes clear that all of our supposedly separate cultures are magnificently interlinked and inter-related by a shared belief in the magical significance of numbers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Sacred Geometry
    Sacred Geometry
    ISBN: 9780500810309
    Title: Sacred Geometry
    Author: LAWLOR ROBERT


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Schaum's Easy Outline of Logic, Revised Edition
    Schaum's Easy Outline of Logic, Revised Edition
    ISBN: 9780071777537
    Title: Schaum's Easy Outline of Logic, Revised Edition
    Author: NOLT JOHN


    If you are looking for a quick nuts-and-bolts overview, turn to Schaum's Easy Outlines


    Schaum's Easy Outline of Logic is a pared-down, simplified, and tightly focused review of the topic. With an emphasis on clarity and brevity, it features a streamlined and updated format and the absolute essence of the subject, presented in a concise and readily understandable form. Graphic elements such as sidebars, reader-alert icons, and boxed highlights stress selected points from the text, illuminate keys to learning, and give you quick pointers to the essentials.

    • Expert tips for mastering logic
    • Last-minute essentials to pass the course
    • Complements or supplements the major Logic textbooks
    • Appropriate for the following courses: Introduction to Formal Logic, Informal Logic, Logic Programming, Algebra
    • Complete course content in easy-to-follow outline form
    • Hundreds of solved problems for effective test preparation


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Secret Life of Equations: the 50 Greatest Equations & How They Work
    Secret Life of Equations: the 50 Greatest Equations & How They Work
    ISBN: 9781844038589
    Title: Secret Life of Equations: the 50 Greatest Equations & How They Work
    Author: COCHRANE RICHARD

    Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity (E=mc2), is a central theory in modern physics with implications on our insight into everything from black holes to the expansion of the universe. But how did Einstein come up with it? And what has happened to it since then?

    "The Secret Life of Equations" is not a mathematics book but a map by which readers can discover equations from a different perspective. Selected from geometry, technology, science, chance and mathematics, the 50 equations are explored by way of their history. Why were they needed? How were they developed? What is their value today?

    The equations are presented as follows:

    Concise, understandable text highlighted with clever illustrations. Visual and textual descriptions of the equations' components, for ultimate clarity. "What's It About" fictional scenarios to explain the original problems or theories in want of a solution or proof. "What's It Good For?" descriptions tell how the equations proved theories and how they are used today.

    In uncomplicated text, the book follows the evolution of each equation, bringing to life the brilliant minds and unique characters that starred in the story, and how their achievements advanced modern theory. It points out the faults and problems that arose and explains how the equations are fundamental to our understanding of the world, not to mention the unfathomable universe.

    "The Secret Life of Equations" will enlighten and entertain in equal measure. It is excellent for readers interested in mathematics history and for students that would benefit from the allegorical explanations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

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  • Seeing the Bigger Picture
    Seeing the Bigger Picture
    ISBN: 9781843177869
    Title: Seeing the Bigger Picture
    Author: BROWN JOE

    Ever wondered whether more people own a car in England than in France, or which country gives the most to charity? Not a day goes by without such facts and figures being quoted in the media for us all to ponder. 'Seeing the Bigger Picture' is packed with fascinating statistics about countries the world over.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Significant Figures Lives & Works of Trailblazing Mathematicians
    Significant Figures Lives & Works of Trailblazing Mathematicians
    ISBN: 9781781254301
    Title: Significant Figures Lives & Works of Trailblazing Mathematicians
    Author: STEWART IAN

    Which mathematician elaborated a crucial concept the night before he died in a duel? Who funded his maths and medical career through gambling and chess? Who learned maths from her wallpaper? Ian Stewart presents the extraordinary lives and amazing discoveries of twenty-five of history's greatest mathematicians from Archimedes and Liu Hui to Benoit Mandelbrot and William Thurston. His subjects are the inspiring individuals from all over the world who have made crucial contributions to mathematics. They include the rediscovered geniuses Srinivasa Ramanujan and Emmy Noether, alongside the towering figures of Muhammad al-Khwarizmi (inventor of the algorithm), Pierre de Fermat, Isaac Newton, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky, Bernhard Reimann (precursor to Einstein), Henri Poincaré, Ada Lovelace (arguably the first computer programmer), Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing. Ian Stewart's vivid accounts are fascinating in themselves and, taken together, cohere into a riveting history of key steps in the development of mathematics.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Standard Deviations Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, & Other Ways to Lie With Statistics
    Standard Deviations Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, & Other Ways to Lie With Statistics
    ISBN: 9781468311020
    Title: Standard Deviations Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, & Other Ways to Lie With Statistics
    Author: SMITH GARY

    "A very entertaining book about a very serious problem. We deceive ourselves all the time with statistics, and it is time we wised up." -Robert J. Shiller, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics

    Did you know that baseball players whose names begin with the letter "D" are more likely to die young? Or that Asian Americans are most susceptible to heart attacks on the fourth day of the month? Or that drinking a full pot of coffee every morning will add years to your life, but one cup a day increases the risk of pancreatic cancer? All of these "facts" have been argued with a straight face by credentialed researchers and backed up with reams of data and convincing statistics.

    As Nobel Prize-winning economist Ronald Coase once cynically observed, "If you torture data long enough, it will confess." Lying with statistics is a time-honored con. In Standard Deviations, economics professor Gary Smith walks us through the various tricks and traps that people use to back up their own crackpot theories. Sometimes, the unscrupulous deliberately try to mislead us. Other times, the well-intentioned are blissfully unaware of the mischief they are committing. Today, data is so plentiful that researchers spend precious little time distinguishing between good, meaningful indicators and total rubbish. Not only do others use data to fool us, we fool ourselves.

    With the breakout success of Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise, the once humdrum subject of statistics has never been hotter. Drawing on breakthrough research in behavioral economics by luminaries like Daniel Kahneman and Dan Ariely and taking to task some of the conclusions of Freakonomics author Steven D. Levitt, Standard Deviations demystifies the science behind statistics and makes it easy to spot the fraud all around.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Statistical: Ten Easy Ways to Avoid Being Misled By Numbers
    Statistical: Ten Easy Ways to Avoid Being Misled By Numbers
    ISBN: 9781472130266
    Title: Statistical: Ten Easy Ways to Avoid Being Misled By Numbers
    Author: REUBEN ANTHONY


    'Refreshingly clear and engaging' Tim Harford

    'Delightful . . . full of unique insights' Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter


    There's no getting away from statistics. We encounter them every day. We are all users of statistics whether we like it or not.


    Do missed appointments really cost the NHS £1bn per year?


    What's the difference between the mean gender pay gap and the median gender pay gap?


    How can we work out if a claim that we use 42 billion single-use plastic straws per year in the UK is accurate?


    What did the Vote Leave campaign's £350m bus really mean?


    How can we tell if the headline 'Public pensions cost you £4,000 a year' is correct?


    Does snow really cost the UK economy £1bn per day?


    But how do we distinguish statistical fact from fiction? What can we do to decide whether a number, claim or news story is accurate? Without an understanding of data, we cannot truly understand what is going on in the world around us.


    Written by Anthony Reuben, the BBC's first head of statistics, Statistical is an accessible and empowering guide to challenging the numbers all around us.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Statistics 101: Data Analysis & Predictive Modeling to Measuring Distribution & Determining Probability
    Statistics 101: Data Analysis & Predictive Modeling to Measuring Distribution & Determining Probability
    ISBN: 9781507208175
    Title: Statistics 101: Data Analysis & Predictive Modeling to Measuring Distribution & Determining Probability
    Author: BORMAN DAVID

    A comprehensive guide to statistics--with information on collecting, measuring, analyzing, and presenting statistical data--continuing the popular 101 series.

    Data is everywhere. In the age of the internet and social media, we're responsible for consuming, evaluating, and analyzing data on a daily basis. From understanding the percentage probability that it will rain later today, to evaluating your risk of a health problem, or the fluctuations in the stock market, statistics impact our lives in a variety of ways, and are vital to a variety of careers and fields of practice.

    Unfortunately, most statistics text books just make us want to take a snooze, but with Statistics 101, you'll learn the basics of statistics in a way that is both easy-to-understand and apply. From learning the theory of probability and different kinds of distribution concepts, to identifying data patterns and graphing and presenting precise findings, this essential guide can help turn statistical math from scary and complicated, to easy and fun.

    Whether you are a student looking to supplement your learning, a worker hoping to better understand how statistics works for your job, or a lifelong learner looking to improve your grasp of the world, Statistics 101 has you covered.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $29.00

    $29.00
  • Statistics Without Tears: An Introduction for Non-Mathematicians
    Statistics Without Tears: An Introduction for Non-Mathematicians
    ISBN: 9780141987491
    Title: Statistics Without Tears: An Introduction for Non-Mathematicians
    Author: ROWNTREE DEREK

    THE CLASSIC GUIDE, NOW FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED Why do we need Statistics? What do terms like 'dispersion', 'correlation', 'normal distribution' and 'significance' actually mean? How can I learn how to think statistically? This bestselling introduction is for anyone who wants to know how statistics works and the powerful ideas behind it. Teaching through words and diagrams instead of requiring you to do complex calculations, it assumes no expert knowledge and makes the subject accessible even to readers who consider themselves non-mathematical. This clear and informative 'tutorial in print' includes questions for you to respond to in the light of what you have read so far, ensuring your developing ability to think statistically.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Story of Mathematics in 24 Famous Equations
    Story of Mathematics in 24 Famous Equations
    ISBN: 9781911130703
    Title: Story of Mathematics in 24 Famous Equations
    Author: MACKENZIE DANA

    The progress of humanity has often rested on proof, a law or a simple equation . It is literally a language without words, yet one that crosses cultures and spans centuries.

    Equations are the lifeblood of modern science and mathematics. Yet outside the realm s of science and mathematics the rest of the world does not fluently speak the l anguage of equations, and a cultural gap has emerged . The Universe in Zero Words is Dana Mackenzie's assured attempt to build a bridge across that chasm.

    Spann ing 4,000 years of civilization from 1+1 to chaos theory, it tells the story of mathematics through the people who drove its progress. Motivated by the search for beauty and by sheer curiosity, these are tales of genius and drama brought vividly to life in a compelling narrative. With its combination of historical narrative, mathematical exploration and practical application, The Universe in Zero Words will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to understand how mathematics shape s our world.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Strange Wilderness
    Strange Wilderness
    ISBN: 9781402785849
    Title: Strange Wilderness
    Author: ACZEL A

    Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost. -- Mathematics historian W. S. Anglin From the internationally bestselling author ofFermat's Last Theorem comes a landmark publication on the eccentric lives of the foremost mathematicians in history. . From Archimedes' eureka moment to Alexander Grothendieck's seclusion in the Pyrenees, bestselling author Amir Aczel selects the most compelling stories in the history of mathematics, creating a colorful narrative that explores the quirky personalities behind some of the most groundbreaking, enduring theorems. This is not your dry ""college textbook"" account of mathematical history; it bristles with tales of duels, battlefield heroism, flamboyant arrogance, pranks, secret societies, imprisonment, feuds, theft, and some very costly errors of judgment. (Clearly, genius doesn't guarantee street smarts.) Ultimately, readers will come away entertained, and with a newfound appreciation of the tenacity, complexity, eccentricity, and brilliance of the mathematical genius.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Symmetry & the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics
    Symmetry & the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics
    ISBN: 9780192807236
    Title: Symmetry & the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics
    Author: RONAN MARK


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Symmetry: a Journey into the Patterns of Nature
    Symmetry: a Journey into the Patterns of Nature
    ISBN: 9780060789411
    Title: Symmetry: a Journey into the Patterns of Nature
    Author: DU SAUTOY MARCUS

    This book from the author of 'The Music of the Primes' combines a personal insight into the mind of a working mathematician with the story of one of the biggest adventures in mathematics: the search for symmetry.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Taming the Infinite
    Taming the Infinite
    ISBN: 9781847247681
    Title: Taming the Infinite
    Author: STEWART IAN

    From ancient Babylon to the last great unsolved problems, an acclaimed mathematician and popular science writer brings us his witty, engaging, and definitive history of mathematics In his famous straightforward style, Ian 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 touch, he introduces all of the outstanding mathematicians of history, from the key Babylonians, Greeks, and Egyptians, via Newton and Descartes, to Fermat, Babbage, and Godel, and demystifies math's key concepts without recourse to complicated formulae. Written to provide a captivating historic narrative for the non-mathematician, this book is packed with fascinating nuggets and quirky asides, and contains plenty of illustrations and diagrams to illuminate and aid understanding of a subject many dread, but which has made the world what it is today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Teach Yourself Trigonometry: A Complete Introduction
    Teach Yourself Trigonometry: A Complete Introduction
    ISBN: 9781473678491
    Title: Teach Yourself Trigonometry: A Complete Introduction
    Author: NEILL HUGH & ABBOTT PAUL

    Trigonometry is the study of the relationship between the sides and angles in a triangle. Surveyors use it to work out the height of buildings; civil engineers use it to calculate the structures needed to hold up bridges, it can tell you the trajectory of a bullet fired from a gun and the way light moves. Any problem associated with angles, oscillations or waves can be modelled using trigonometry. Trigonometry: A complete introduction is an accessible and easy-to-use guide. It covers all the key areas including the theory and equations of tangent, sine and cosine, using trigonometry in three dimensions and for angles of any magnitude, and applications of trigonometry including radians, ratios, compound angles and circles related to triangles. Trigonometry: A complete introduction is your go-to guide. Discover all the key ideas, Understand important terms and concepts, Explore worked examples, Test yourself with practice questions Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Things to Make & do in the Fourth Dimension
    Things to Make & do in the Fourth Dimension
    ISBN: 9781846148590
    Title: Things to Make & do in the Fourth Dimension
    Author: PARKER MATT

    Cut pizzas in new and fairer ways! Fit a 2p coin through an impossibly small hole! Make a perfect regular pentagon by knotting a piece of paper! Tie your shoes faster than ever before, saving literally seconds of your life! Use those extra seconds to contemplate the diminishing returns of an exclamation-point at the end of every bullet-point! Make a working computer out of dominoes! Maths is a game. This book can be cut, drawn in, folded into shapes and will even take you to the fourth dimension. So join stand-up mathematician Matt Parker on a journey through narcissistic numbers, optimal dating algorithms, at least two different kinds of infinity and more.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Thinking in Numbers
    Thinking in Numbers
    ISBN: 9781444737448
    Title: Thinking in Numbers
    Author: TAMMET DANIEL

    This is the book that Daniel Tammet, bestselling author and mathematical savant, was born to write. In Tammet's world, numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Using anecdotes and everyday examples, Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions and equations underpin all our lives.

    Inspired by the complexity of snowflakes, Anne Boleyn's sixth finger or his mother's unpredictable behaviour, Tammet explores questions such as why time seems to speed up as we age, whether there is such a thing as an average person and how we can make sense of those we love.

    Thinking in Numbers will change the way you think about maths and fire your imagination to see the world with fresh eyes.





    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Thinking in Numbers the Maths of Life Love and Learning
    Thinking in Numbers the Maths of Life Love and Learning
    ISBN: 9781444737417
    Title: Thinking in Numbers the Maths of Life Love and Learning
    Author: TAMMET DANIEL

    This is the book that Daniel Tammet, bestselling author and mathematical savant, was born to write. In Tammet's world, numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Using anecdotes and everyday examples, Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions and equations underpin all our lives.Inspired by the complexity of snowflakes, Anne Boleyn's sixth finger or his mother's unpredictable behaviour, Tammet explores questions such as why time seems to speed up as we age, whether there is such a thing as an average person and how we can make sense of those we love.Thinking in Numbers will change the way you think about maths and fire your imagination to see the world with fresh eyes.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Understanding Numbers
    Understanding Numbers
    ISBN: 9781781318157
    Title: Understanding Numbers
    Author: FREIBERGER MARIANNE & THOMAS RACHEL


    Mathematics is an indispensable tool for life. From the systems that underpin our newsfeeds, through to the data analysis that informs our health and financial decisions, to the algorithms that power how we search online - mathematics is at the heart of how our modern world functions.


    In 20 dip-in lessons, Understanding Numbers explains how and why mathematics fuels your world and arms you with the knowledge to make wiser choices in all areas of your life.


    - Make sense of health statistics
    - Understand the mathematics behind political voting systems
    - Get to grips with how online search tools work
    - Discover how mathematics can create the perfect city



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
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