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  • The Calculus Story
    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
    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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  • The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom
    The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom (English, Paperback) Stephen M. Stigler

    What gives statistics its unity as a science? Stephen Stigler sets forth the seven foundational ideas of statistics-a scientific discipline related to but distinct from mathematics and computer science and one which often seems counterintuitive. His original account will fascinate the interested layperson and engage the professional statistician.

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  • Closing the Gap
    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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  • Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis
    Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis (English, Paperback) Barry Mazur, William Stein

    This book introduces prime numbers and explains the famous unsolved Riemann hypothesis.

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  • Wonders Beyond Numbers
    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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  • The Turing Guide
    The Turing Guide (English, Paperback) Jack Copeland, Jonathan Bowen

    This carefully edited resource brings together contributions from some of the world's leading experts on Alan Turing to create a comprehensive guide that will serve as a useful resource for researchers in the area as well as the increasingly interested general reader.

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  • The Theory That Would Not Die
    The Theory That Would Not Die (English, Paperback) Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

    Drawing on primary source material and interviews with statisticians and other scientists, this book offers an account of Bayes' rule for general readers, It traces its discovery by an amateur mathematician in the 1740s through its development into roughly its modern form by French scientist Pierre Simon Laplace.

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  • Foolproof, and Other Mathematical Meditations
    Foolproof, and Other Mathematical Meditations (English, Hardback) Brian Hayes

    A collection of math-oriented essays previously published in Scientific American, and American Scientist. One is titled Foolproof.

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

    Spherical trigonometry was at the heart of astronomy and ocean-going navigation for two millennia. The discipline was a mainstay of mathematics education for centuries, and it was a standard subject in high schools until the 1950s. Today, however, it is rarely taught. Heavenly Mathematics traces the rich history of this forgotten art, revealing how the cultures of classical Greece, medieval Islam,...

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  • Euclid's Elements
    Euclid's Elements (English, Paperback) Euclid

    The classic Heath translation, in a completely new layout with plenty of space and generous margins. An affordable but sturdy student and teacher sewn softcover edition in one volume, with minimal notes and a new index/glossary.

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  • Measurement
    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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  • Finding Fibonacci
    Finding Fibonacci (English, Hardback) Keith Devlin

    A compelling firsthand account of Keith Devlin's ten-year quest to tell Fibonacci's story...

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  • The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
    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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  • The Irrationals
    The Irrationals (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Discusses the history of irrational numbers, surveys the work of mathematicians who have worked with them, and explores the questions and difficulties that still exist about them.

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  • The Mathematics of Secrets
    The Mathematics of Secrets (English, Hardback) Joshua Holden

    The Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography?the science of sending secret messages. Most books about cryptography are organized historically, or around how codes and ciphers have been used, such as in government and military intelligence or bank transactions. Joshua Holden instead shows how mathematical principles underpin the ways that...

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  • Alan Turing: The Enigma
    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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  • Emmy Noether's Wonderful Theorem
    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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  • Taming the Infinite
    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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  • Chases and Escapes
    Chases and Escapes (English, Paperback) Paul J. Nahin

    We all played tag when we were kids. What most of us don't realize is that this simple chase game is in fact an application of pursuit theory. This book gives us the complete history of this area of mathematics, from its classical analytical beginnings to the present day.

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