• 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
  • Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets
    Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets
    ISBN: 9780571321803
    Title: Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets
    Author: FARMELO GRAHAM

    One of the great mysteries of science is that its fundamental laws are written in the language of mathematics. Graham Farmelo's thrilling new book shows how modern maths has helped physicists to rethink gravity, space, and time. The Universe Speaks in Numbers takes us on an adventure from the Enlightenment to the present with a vibrant cast of characters, illuminating the most exciting and controversial developments in contemporary thought. Always lively and authoritative, Farmelo navigates the reader through the huge imaginative leaps that are edging us towards a radically new conception of the nature of our universe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Useful Mathematical & Physical Formulae
    Useful Mathematical & Physical Formulae
    ISBN: 9780802713803
    Title: Useful Mathematical & Physical Formulae
    Author: WATKINS MATTHEW

    A compact volume of mathematical and physical formulae presented in a concise manner for general use.

    Collected in this book are commonly used formulae for studies such as quadratics, calculus and trigonometry; in addition are simplified explanations of Newton's Laws of Gravity and Snell's Laws of Refraction.

    A glossary, a table of mathematical and physical constants, and a listing of Imperial and Metric conversions is also included.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Weird Maths: At the Edge of Infinity & Beyond
    Weird Maths: At the Edge of Infinity & Beyond
    ISBN: 9781786072641
    Title: Weird Maths: At the Edge of Infinity & Beyond
    Author: BANERJEE AGNIJO & DARLING DAVID


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Why Beliefs Matter Reflections on the Nature of Science
    Why Beliefs Matter Reflections on the Nature of Science
    ISBN: 9780199586202
    Title: Why Beliefs Matter Reflections on the Nature of Science
    Author: DAVIES E BRIAN

    This book discusses deep problems about our place in the world with a minimum of technical jargon. It argues that 'absolutist' ideas dating back to Plato continue to mislead generations of theoretical physicists and theologians. It explains that the multi-layered nature of our present descriptions of the world is unavoidable, not because of anything about the world but because of our own human natures.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $74.00
    $74.00
  • Why do Buses Come in Threes? the Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life
    Why do Buses Come in Threes? the Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life
    ISBN: 9781861058621
    Title: Why do Buses Come in Threes? the Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life
    Author: EASTAWAY ROBERT & WYNDHAM JEREMY

    Why is it better to buy a lottery ticket on a Friday? Is bad luck just chance, or can it be explained? Is it possible to win every time without cheating? And can math greatly increase your odds of getting a date and even falling in love? If you've had the sneaking suspicion ever since the third grade that math is conspiring against you--you're right. Math and the laws of probability are constantly at work in our lives, affecting everything we do from getting a date to catching a bus.

    "Why Do Buses Come in Threes?" is a delightfully entertaining ride for anyone wanting to remind themselves--or discover for the first time--that math is relevant to almost everything we do. Buses that bunch, identical potato chips, and slicing a cake evenly for an odd number of guests all have their links to intriguing mathematical problems. With great humor and a genuine love for the subject, the authors present the solutions to such conundrums as how fast one should run in the rain to keep dry and who was the greatest sportsman statistically.

    Discover the mathematical explanations for the strange coincidence of two Presidents dying on July 4, the uncanny "accuracy" of horoscopes, the number of petals on a flower and seeds in an apple, and other not-so-coincidental coincidences. Eastaway and Wyndham also reveal how television ratings work, which numbers are more likely to be big winners in the lottery, and why bad things, just like buses, always seem to happen in threes. It's a fascinating journey through the logic of life where Newton's laws explain bar fights, exploding rabbit populations, and why showers always run either too hot or too cold. For the kids, the authors have devoted an entire chapter to tricks that entertain, teach, and baffle children with the magical properties of numbers. So climb aboard, take a ride, and discover the hidden mathematical code to some of life's greatest (and most irritating) questions.

    You may know 2+2, but do you know . . .

    Which part of a moving train is always stationary, and which part is always traveling in the reverse direction to the train itself? How understanding Pascal's triangle can keep you from being overcharged in a New York taxicab? What popular lunch food has its own theorem? Why lights are always red when you're in a hurry? Why math, not the idiot in front of you, is to blame for your being stuck in long lines at the supermarket?

    Math: It isn't all in your head . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical
    Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical
    ISBN: 9781472939975
    Title: Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical
    Author: BALL JOHNNY

    Johnny Ball has been a well-loved name in mathematics for many years. Wonders Beyond Numbers is his magnum opus, and his first book for more than ten years. It is nothing less than the history of mathematics; he describes it as 'a summation of my career as an enthusiast for mathematics'. It will help spark (or re-spark) the reader's love of maths in its many facets.
    The scope of the book is breathtaking. Running in something approaching chronological order, it shows that every breakthrough in maths represents a single step forward, resting on the work of others, and it brings to life the importance of numbers, shapes and patterns in the world around us.
    As an indication of coverage, early chapters in the book will be looking at Egyptian binary maths, Thales's angular measurements, Sumer and base 60, Pythagoras and the maths of music, Plato and Euclid, Archimedes and hydrostatics, Pi and circular maths, areas and volumes, Diophantus and algebra, measuring the Earth, Quipo maths in Peru, Mayan maths and base 20, the discovery of zero, Chinese maths, negative numbers, Pascal's triangle and Al Khwarizmi's algebra. That takes us up to the early Middle Ages.
    It's all-encompassing, yet written in a light and reader-friendly fashion, and filled with diagrams to help explain the maths. Dotted throughout will be anecdotes and stories from Johnny's life and mathematical adventures, both in front of the camera and in the real world, too. This book's a gem.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Woo's Wonderful World of Maths
    Woo's Wonderful World of Maths
    ISBN: 9781760554217
    Title: Woo's Wonderful World of Maths
    Author: WOO EDDIE

    Why is a rainbow curved? Why aren't left-handers extinct? How is a sunflower like a synchronised swimmer? Why is 'e' a magic number?The answer to these questions is contained within one simple word: MATHS. Because maths is all about patterns, and our universe is extraordinarily patterned.With enthusiasm, humour and heart, Eddie Woo shows how card tricks, conspiracy theories, teacups, killer butterflies, music, lightning and so much more illuminate the spellbinding world of maths that surrounds us.'I never thought I'd read a maths book cover to cover, let alone sing its praises. Eddie Woo makes maths fun, accessible and relevant. Now we can all benefit from his extraordinary skill as a teacher.'JENNY BROCKIE, journalist and TV host'Not just a great teacher, Woo's Wonderful World of Maths shows Eddie to be a storyteller too. Is there anything the Woo cannot do?'ADAM SPENCER, Ambassador for Mathematics, University of Sydney

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • World in the Balance: the Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement
    World in the Balance: the Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement
    ISBN: 9780393343540
    Title: World in the Balance: the Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement
    Author: CREASE ROBERT P

    Millions of transactions each day depend on a reliable network of weights and measures. But achieving such a network was anything but easy, as Robert P. Crease, physicist and philosopher, demonstrates in this endlessly fascinating, always entertaining look at just how this international system evolved. From the link between musical pitch and distance in the dynasties of ancient China and the use of figurines to measure gold in West Africa to the creation of the French metric and British imperial systems, Crease takes readers along on one of history's greatest philosophical and scientific adventures.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • X, Y & Z: The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken
    X, Y & Z: The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken
    ISBN: 9780750987820
    Title: X, Y & Z: The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken
    Author: TURING DERMOT

    December, 1932In the bathroom of a Belgian hotel, a French spymaster photographs top-secret documents - the operating instructions of the cipher machine, Enigma. A few weeks later a mathematician in Warsaw begins to decipher the coded communications of the Third Reich and lays the foundations for the code-breaking operation at Bletchley Park. The co-operation between France, Britain and Poland is given the cover-name 'X, Y & Z'. December, 1942It is the middle of World War Two. The Polish code-breakers have risked their lives to continue their work inside Vichy France, even as an uncertain future faces their homeland. Now they are on the run from the Gestapo. People who know the Enigma secret are not supposed to be in the combat zone, so MI6 devises a plan to exfiltrate them. If it goes wrong, if they are caught, the consequences could be catastrophic for the Allies. Based on original research and newly released documents, X, Y & Z is the exhilarating story of those who risked their lives to protect the greatest secret of World War Two.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
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