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  • Sacred Mathematics
    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 Ultimate Quotable 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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  • The Ultimate Quotable 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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  • Gamma
    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 Pleasure of Finding Things Out
    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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  • Disturbing The Universe
    Disturbing The Universe (English, Paperback) Freeman Dyson

    The classic intellectual autobiography of a great theoretical physicist

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  • Origins of Life
    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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  • Gamma
    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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  • The Mathematical Century
    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
    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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  • A Community of Scholars
    A Community of Scholars (English, Hardback) Institute for Advanced Study

    offers a portrait in words and images of a storied institution that might be described as a true academic village. This book captures the spirit of curiosity, freedom, and comradeship that is a hallmark of this community of scholars.

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  • Zeit ohne Ende (German, Hardback) Freeman Dyson $32.54
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  • Dyson Quantenfeldtheorie
    Dyson Quantenfeldtheorie (German, Paperback) Freeman Dyson

    Das Buch prasentiert erstmals auf Deutsch die Vorlesung zur Quantenfeldtheorie, die der Physiker Freeman Dyson im Jahr 1951 an der Cornell University hielt. Sein Verdienst war es, in den 1940er Jahren die Konsistenz der Quantenelektrodynamik nachzuweisen.

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  • The New Quotable Einstein
    The New Quotable Einstein (English, Paperback) Albert Einstein

    Includes a section, 'On Aging', and material from an account by Helen Dukas of Einstein's last days to a day-by-day summary of Johanna Fantova's telephone conversations with Einstein during the final year and a half of his life. This book includes a poem called "Einstein", by Robert Service.

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  • El científico rebelde
    El científico rebelde (Spanish, Paperback) J Freeman Dyson

    Collects essays on scientists and their working practices, including Edward Teller, Isaac Newton, and J. Robert Oppemheimer.

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  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
    Advanced Quantum Mechanics (English, Hardback) Freeman Dyson, David Derbes

    Renowned physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson is famous for his work in quantum mechanics, and nuclear weapons policy. In the 1940s, he was responsible for demonstrating the equivalence of the two formulations of quantum electrodynamics. This volume comprises of lectures on quantum electrodynamics given by Dyson at Cornell University in 1951.

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  • The Mathematical Century
    The Mathematical Century (English, Hardback) Piergiorgio Odifreddi

    The twentieth century was a time of unprecedented development in mathematics, as well as in all sciences: more theorems were proved and results found in a hundred years than in all of previous history. This book distills this unwieldy mass of knowledge into a fascinating and authoritative overview of the subject.

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  • Origini della vita
    Origini della vita (Italian, Paperback) Freeman Dyson

    Come ha avuto origine la vita sulla Terra?

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  • The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
    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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  • Gamma
    Gamma (English, Hardback) Julian Havil

    Takes the reader 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. This book shows us through countries, centuries, lives, and works, unfolding along the way the stories of some remarkable mathematics from some mathematicians.

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