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  • Euler's Pioneering Equation by Robin Wilson
    Euler's Pioneering Equation (English, Hardback) Robin Wilson

    In just seven symbols, with profound and beautiful simplicity, Euler's Equation connects five of the most important numbers in mathematics. Robin Wilson explores each number in turn, then brings them together to consider the power of the equation as a whole.

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  • The Calculus Story by David Acheson
    The Calculus Story (English, Hardback) David Acheson

    Calculus is the mathematical method for the analysis of things that change, and since in the natural world we are surrounded by change, the development of calculus was a huge breakthrough in the history of mathematics. David Acheson charts the historical development of calculus and takes readers through the basic ideas, step by step.

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  • Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis
    Logicomix (English, Paperback) Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou

    The innovative, dramatic graphic novel based on the life of the philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell.

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  • Reverse Mathematics by John Stillwell
    Reverse Mathematics (English, Hardback) John Stillwell

    This book presents reverse mathematics to a general mathematical audience for the first time. Reverse mathematics is a new field that answers some old questions. In the two thousand years that mathematicians have been deriving theorems from axioms, it has often been asked: which axioms are needed to prove a given theorem? Only in the last two hundred years have some of these questions been...

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  • Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
    Alan Turing: The Enigma (English, Paperback) Andrew Hodges

    The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War.

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  • The Man Who Loved Only Numbers by Paul Hoffman
    The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (Paperback) Paul Hoffman

    The biography of a mathematical genius. Paul Erdos was the most prolific pure mathematician in history and, arguably, the strangest too.

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  • Heavenly Mathematics by Glen Van Brummelen
    Heavenly Mathematics (English, Paperback) Glen Van Brummelen

    Heavenly Mathematics traces the rich history of spherical trigonometry, revealing how the cultures of classical Greece, medieval Islam, and the modern West used this forgotten art to chart the heavens and the Earth. Once at the heart of astronomy and ocean-going navigation for two millennia, the discipline was also a mainstay of mathematics education for centuries and taught widely until the...

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  • Wonders Beyond Numbers by Johnny Ball
    Wonders Beyond Numbers (English, Hardback) Johnny Ball

    Running in something approaching chronological order, this book shows that every breakthrough in math represents a single step forward, resting on the work of others, and brings to life the importance of numbers, shapes, and patterns in the world around us.

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  • Euler's Gem by David S. Richeson
    Euler's Gem (English, Paperback) David S. Richeson

    Leonhard Euler's polyhedron formula describes the structure of many objects - from soccer balls and gemstones to Buckminster Fuller's buildings and giant all-carbon molecules. Yet Euler's formula is so simple it can be explained to a child. This title tells the story of this indispensable mathematical idea.

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  • Taming the Infinite by Ian Stewart
    Taming the Infinite (English, Paperback) Ian Stewart

    From ancient Babylon to the last great unsolved problems, Ian Stewart brings us his definitive history of mathematics. In his famous straightforward style, Professor Stewart explains each major development - from the first number systems to chaos theory - and considers how each affected society and changed everyday life forever.

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  • Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula by Paul J. Nahin
    Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula (English, Paperback) Paul J. Nahin

    In the mid-eighteenth century, Swiss-born mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a formula so innovative and complex that it continues to inspire research, discussion, and even the occasional limerick. Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula shares the fascinating story of this groundbreaking formula?long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty?and shows why it still lies at the heart of...

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  • Emmy Noether's Wonderful Theorem by Dwight E. Neuenschwander
    Emmy Noether's Wonderful Theorem (English, Paperback) Dwight E. Neuenschwander

    Other refinements in the new edition include an enlarged biography of Emmy Noether's life and work, parallels drawn between the present approach and Noether's original 1918 paper, and a summary of the logic behind Noether's theorem.

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  • Measurement by Paul Lockhart
    Measurement (English, Paperback) Paul Lockhart

    Lockhart s "Mathematician s Lament" outlined how we introduce math to students in the wrong way. "Measurement" explains how math should be done. With plain English and pictures, he makes complex ideas about shape and motion intuitive and graspable, and offers a solution to math phobia by introducing us to math as an artful way of thinking and living.

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  • Closing the Gap by Vicky Neale
    Closing the Gap (English, Hardback) Vicky Neale

    Mathematicians have recently made dramatic progress on the Twin Primes Conjecture, which asserts that there are infinitely many pairs of prime numbers that differ by 2. This book will describe two stories: that of the recent work on the Twin Primes Conjecture, and in parallel the related ideas from the previous two thousand years of mathematics.

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  • The Emergence of Probability by Ian Hacking
    The Emergence of Probability (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Includes an introduction, contextualizing his book in light of developing philosophical trends.

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  • Mathematics by Joel Levy
    Mathematics (Paperback) Joel Levy

    Telling the exciting story from a historical perspective, it shows how mathematical science advanced through the discoveries of the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks, the great scholars of medieval Islam and Europe, and the Renaissance and the birth of the Scientific Revolution.

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  • Galileo's Muse by Mark A. Peterson
    Galileo's Muse (English, Hardback) Mark A. Peterson

    Mark Peterson makes an extraordinary claim in this fascinating book focused around the life and thought of Galileo: it was the mathematics of Renaissance arts, not Renaissance sciences, that became modern science. Painters, poets, musicians, and architects brought about a scientific revolution that eluded the philosopher-scientists of the day.

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  • The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction by Jacqueline A. Stedall
    The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Jacqueline A. Stedall

    In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain.

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  • Hidden Figures Illustrated Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
    Hidden Figures Illustrated Edition (English, Hardback) Margot Lee Shetterly

    Includes P.S. insights, interviews, and more.

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  • Geometry Through History by Meighan I. Dillon
    Geometry Through History (English, Hardback) Meighan I. Dillon

    Presented as an engaging discourse, this textbook invites readers to delve into the historical origins and uses of geometry. The narrative traces the influence of Euclid's system of geometry, as developed in his classic text The Elements, through the Arabic period, the modern era in the West, and up to twentieth century mathematics. Axioms and proof methods used by mathematicians from those...

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