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

    An all-encompassing history of mathematics from beloved TV presenter Johnny Ball.

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  • Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis by Barry Mazur
    Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis (English, Paperback)

    This book introduces prime numbers and explains the celebrated, unsolved Riemann hypothesis in a direct manner. Suitable for both scholars and those with a minimal mathematical background.

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  • Hex by Ryan B. Hayward
    Hex (English, Paperback)

    History and mathematics of a game invented in 1942.

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

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

    "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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  • The Mathematics of Secrets by Joshua Holden
    The Mathematics of Secrets (English, Paperback)

    The Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography?the science of sending secret messages. Using a wide range of historical anecdotes and real-world examples, Joshua Holden shows how mathematical principles underpin the ways that different codes and ciphers work. He focuses on both code making and code breaking and discusses most of the ancient...

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  • Principles of Mathematics by Bertrand Russell
    Principles of Mathematics (English, Paperback)

    Presents a comprehensive treatise on the logical foundation of mathematics.

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  • Barron's IB Math SL by Stella Carey
    Barron's IB Math SL (English, Paperback)

    Barron's is pleased to offer a brand new review guide for the IB Mathematics SL exam. The book's content is based on the 2014 subject guide. Can also serve as a guide for the Internal Assessment project and a review resource during first year college math courses.

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  • Music and Mathematics by John Fauvel
    Music and Mathematics (English, Paperback)

    From Ancient Greek times, music has been seen as a mathematical art, and this relationship has fascinated generations. This new in paperback edition of diverse, comprehensive and fully-illustrated papers, authored by leading scholars, links the two fields in a lucid manner that is suitable for students of each subject as well as the general reader.

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  • Numbers and the Making of Us by Caleb Everett
    Numbers and the Making of Us (English, Hardback)

    Number concepts are a human invention developed and refined over millennia. They allow us to grasp quantities precisely: recent research shows that most specific quantities are not perceived in the absence of a number system. Numbers are not innate or universal; yet without them, the world as we know it would not exist.

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  • Islamic Geometric Patterns by Jay Bonner
    Islamic Geometric Patterns (English, Hardback)

    Islamic Geometric Patterns presents an in-depth examination of the polygonal technique, the primary method used in creating Islamic geometric patterns. The text details the methodology behind this dead art form, and presents historical evidence, both of which are vital to the ornamental tradition.

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  • The Mathematician's Mind by Jacques Hadamard
    The Mathematician's Mind (English, Paperback)

    Explores the complex problem of mental life. This book argues that the roots of creativity for lie not in consciousness, but in the long unconscious work of incubation, and in the unconscious aesthetic selection of ideas that thereby pass into consciousness.

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  • Ten Great Ideas about Chance by Persi Diaconis
    Ten Great Ideas about Chance (English, Hardback)

    Taking readers back to the 16th and 17th centuries, where gamblers and mathematicians transformed the idea of chance from a mystery into the discipline of probability, the authors tell the story of 10 great ideas about chance and the thinkers who developed them, tracing the philosophical implications of these ideas as well as their mathematical impact.

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

    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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  • An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics: A Reader by Russell Marcus
    An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics: A Reader (English, Paperback)

    A comprehensive collection of historical readings in the philosophy of mathematics and a selection of influential contemporary work, this much-needed introduction reveals the rich history of the subject....

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  • Measurement by Paul Lockhart
    Measurement (English, Paperback)

    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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  • Elements of Mathematics by John Stillwell
    Elements of Mathematics (English, Paperback)

    Elements of Mathematics takes readers on a fascinating tour that begins in elementary mathematics?but, as John Stillwell shows, this subject is not as elementary or straightforward as one might think. Not all topics that are part of today's elementary mathematics were always considered as such, and great mathematical advances and discoveries had to occur in order for certain subjects to become...

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  • Philosophy of Mathematics by Oystein Linnebo
    Philosophy of Mathematics (English, Hardback)

    A sophisticated, original introduction to the philosophy of mathematics from one of its leading contemporary scholars...

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  • Quadrivium by John Martineau
    Quadrivium (English, Hardback)

    The six bestselling Wooden Books dealing with the numerical Liberal Arts are here bound in one volume.

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  • When Least Is Best by Paul J. Nahin
    When Least Is Best (English, Paperback)

    Shows how life often works at the extremes - with values becoming as small (or as large) as possible - and how mathematicians over the centuries have struggled to calculate these problems of minima and maxima. This is the book on optimization for math enthusiasts of all backgrounds.

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