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  • The Ultimate Quotable Einstein by Albert Einstein
    The Ultimate Quotable Einstein (English, Paperback) Albert Einstein

    Offers a collection of Einstein quotations that has sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-five languages. This title includes "On and to Children," "On Race and Prejudice," and "Einstein's Verses: A Small Selection" - as well as a chronology of Einstein's life and accomplishments.

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  • Sacred Mathematics by Fukagawa Hidetoshi
    Sacred Mathematics (English, Hardback) Fukagawa Hidetoshi, Tony Rothman

    Presents excerpts from the travel diary of a Japanese mathematician, Yamaguchi Kanzan, who journeyed on foot throughout Japan to collect temple geometry problems. This book explains the sacred and devotional aspects of sangaku, and reveals how Japanese folk mathematicians discovered many theorems independently of mathematicians in the West.

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  • The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard P. Feynman
    The Pleasure of Finding Things Out (English, Paperback) Richard P. Feynman

    The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman, including interviews, speeches, lectures, and articles.

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  • Origins of Life by Freeman Dyson
    Origins of Life (English, Paperback) Freeman Dyson

    Second edition of Freeman Dyson's fascinating examination of the origins of life on earth.

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  • The Ultimate Quotable Einstein by Albert Einstein
    The Ultimate Quotable Einstein (English, Hardback) Albert Einstein

    Features roughly 1,600 quotes in all. This book includes sections unique to the ultimate collection such as "On and to Children," "On Race and Prejudice," and "Einstein's Verses: A Small Selection" - as well as a chronology of Einstein's life and accomplishments, and Freeman Dyson's authoritative foreword.

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  • Maker of Patterns by Freeman Dyson
    Maker of Patterns (English, Hardback) Freeman Dyson

    Both recalling his life story and recounting many of the major advances in twentieth-century science, a renowned physicist shares his autobiography through letters.

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  • Gamma by Julian Havil
    Gamma (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Among the many constants that appear in mathematics, p, e, and i are the most familiar. Following closely behind is y, or gamma, a constant that arises in many mathematical areas yet maintains a profound sense of mystery....

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  • The Mathematical Century by Piergiorgio Odifreddi
    The Mathematical Century (English, Paperback) Piergiorgio Odifreddi

    Concentrates on thirty highlights of pure and applied mathematics. This book opens by discussing the four main philosophical foundations of mathematics of the nineteenth century and ends by describing the four important open mathematical problems of the twenty-first century.

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  • The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 by Mircea Pitici
    The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 (English, Paperback) Mircea Pitici

    Discusses the features that distinguish mathematics from other disciplines of the mind. This title identifies some of the mathematical inspirations of M C Escher's art. It describes compressed sensing, a mathematical field that reshapes the way people use large sets of data. It reports on the use of algorithms in the job market for doctors.

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  • Disturbing The Universe by Freeman Dyson
    Disturbing The Universe (English, Paperback) Freeman Dyson

    The classic intellectual autobiography of a great theoretical physicist

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  • Gamma by Julian Havil
    Gamma (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Among the myriad of constants that appear in mathematics, p, e, and i are the most familiar. Following closely behind is g, or gamma, a constant that maintains a sense of mystery. This book takes on a journey through logarithms and the harmonic series, the two defining elements of gamma, toward the first account of gamma's place in mathematics.

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  • Maker of Patterns by Freeman Dyson
    Maker of Patterns (English, Paperback) Freeman Dyson

    A lifetime of candid reflections from physicist Freeman Dyson, "an acute observer of personality and human foibles" (New York Times Book Review).

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  • The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard P. Feynman
    The Pleasure of Finding Things Out (English, Paperback) Richard P. Feynman

    The revealing and inspiring pieces here span a lifetime of enthusiasm for discovering what makes the world tick - including uproarious tales of early student experiments; safecracking and outwitting US censors during the Second World War; and the author's first lecture as a graduate student (to an audience including Albert Einstein).

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