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History of mathematics

Humble Pi
by Matt Parker ~ Paperback / softback

We would all be better off if everyone saw mathematics as a practical ally. Sadly, most of us fear maths and seek to avoid it. This is because mathematics doesn't have good 'people skills' - it never hesitates to bluntly point out when we are wrong. But it is only trying to help! Mathematics is a fr...

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Alan Turing: The Enigma
by Andrew Hodges ~ Paperback / softback
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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. Taken on by British Intelligence in 1938, as a shy young Cambridge don, he combine...

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Infinite Powers
by Steven Strogatz ~ Paperback / softback

This is the captivating story of mathematics' greatest ever idea: calculus. Without it, there would be no computers, no microwave ovens, no GPS, and no space travel. But before it gave modern man almost infinite powers, calculus was behind centuries of controversy, competition, and even death. Taki...

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Math with Bad Drawings
by Ben Orlin ~ Hardback

In MATH WITH BAD DRAWINGS, Ben Orlin answers math's three big questions: Why do I need to learn this? When am I ever going to use it? Why is it so hard? The answers come in various forms-cartoons, drawings, jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should be...

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Logicomix
by Apostolos Doxiadis ~ Paperback / softback

This brilliantly illustrated tale of reason, insanity, love and truth recounts the story of Bertrand Russell's life. Raised by his paternal grandparents, young Russell was never told the whereabouts of his parents. Driven by a desire for knowledge of his own history, he attempted to force the wo...

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Humble Pi
by Matt Parker ~ Hardback
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We would all be better off if everyone saw mathematics as a practical ally. Sadly, most of us fear maths and seek to avoid it. This is because mathematics doesn't have good 'people skills' - it never hesitates to bluntly point out when we are wrong. But it is only trying to help! Mathematics is a fr...

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Taming the Infinite
by Ian Stewart ~ Paperback / softback

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 ...

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Euclid's Window
by Leonard Mlodinow ~ Paperback / softback

Through Euclid's Window, Leonard Mlondinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. This new, refreshing, alternative history of maths reveals how simple questions anyone mig...

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Exploring Classical Greek Construction Problems with Interactive...
by Ad Meskens ~ Paperback / softback

In this book the classical Greek construction problems are explored in a didactical, enquiry based fashion using Interactive Geometry Software (IGS). The book traces the history of these problems, stating them in modern terminology. By focusing on constructions and the use of IGS the reader is confr...

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The Calculus Story
by David Acheson ~ Hardback

Calculus is the key to much of modern science and engineering. It 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. But it is also something...

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A Mathematical History of the Golden Number
by Roger Herz-Fischler ~ Paperback

This comprehensive study traces the historic development of division in extreme and mean ratio ("the golden number") from its first appearance in Euclid's Elements through the 18th century. Features numerous illustrations.

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The Golden Ratio
by Mario Livio ~ Paperback / softback

Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi, or 1.6180339887...This curious mathematical relatio...

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Problem Solved!
by Robert Snedden ~ Hardback

From early humans carving notches in bones to the discovery of quantum mechanics and chaos theory - mathematics has certainly come a long way. Fully illustrated and augmented with helpful timelines and diagrams, Problem Solved! explores some of history's greatest mathematical breakthroughs. Cov...

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The Mystery of the Aleph
by Amir D. Azcel ~ Paperback / softback

A compelling narrative that blends a story of infinity with the tagic tale of a tormented and brilliant mathematician. From the end of the ninteenth century until his death, one of history's greatest mathematicians languished in an asylum, driven mad by an almost Faustian thirst for universal knowle...

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Historical Studies in Computing, Information, and Society
Hardback

This is a volume of chapters on the historical study of information, computing, and society written by seven of the most senior, distinguished members of the History of Computing field. These are edited, expanded versions of papers presented in a distinguished lecture series in 2018 at the Universit...

Pre-order - out 3 Dec 2019
$93.00
Mathematical Adventures
by Ioanna Geeogiou ~ Paperback / softback

School mathematics sometimes excite and sometimes scare, and sadly, sometimes bore. There is certainly a lack of explanation as to how did all the ideas taught in school come to exist, and how come, since everyone contends that math is absolutely essential we seem to be unable to use our algebraic s...

Pre-order - out 2 Mar 2020
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Fermat's Enigma
by Simon Singh ~ Paperback / softback

xn + yn = zn, where n represents 3, 4, 5, ...no solution "I have discovered a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain." With these words, the seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat threw down the gauntlet to future generations...

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Taming the Unknown
by Victor J. Katz ~ Paperback / softback

What is algebra? For some, it is an abstract language of x's and y's. For mathematics majors and professional mathematicians, it is a world of axiomatically defined constructs like groups, rings, and fields. Taming the Unknown considers how these two seemingly different types of algebra evolved and ...

Pre-order - out 7 Apr 2020
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Leonhard Euler
by Ronald S. Calinger ~ Paperback / softback

An acclaimed biography of the Enlightenment's greatest mathematician This is the first full-scale biography of Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), one of the greatest mathematicians and theoretical physicists of all time. In this comprehensive and authoritative account, Ronald Calinger connects the story o...

Pre-order - out 3 Dec 2019
$84.00
In Pursuit of the Unknown
by Ian Stewart ~ Paperback / softback

Most people are familiar with history's great equations: Newton's Law of Gravity, for instance, or Einstein's theory of relativity. But the way these mathematical breakthroughs have contributed to human progress is seldom appreciated. In In Pursuit of the Unknown, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewar...

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Arto Salomaa: Mathematician, Computer Scientist, and Teacher
by Jukka Paakki ~ Hardback

This book outlines the scientific career of Arto Salomaa, a pioneer in theoretical computer science and mathematics. The author first interviewed the subject and his family and collaborators, and he then researched this fascinating biography of an intellectual who was key in the development of these...

Pre-order - out 15 Nov 2019
$283.00
The Calculus Gallery
by William Dunham ~ Paperback / softback

More than three centuries after its creation, calculus remains a dazzling intellectual achievement and the gateway into higher mathematics. This book charts its growth and development by sampling from the work of some of its foremost practitioners, beginning with Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm L...

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Navigating Across Mathematical Cultures And Times: Exploring The...
Hardback

This volume explores how mathematical propositions are discovered, how they are demonstrated in various mathematical cultures - ancient Greece, classical Islam, medieval and modern Europe, India, China, and pre-modern Japan - and how they are shaped in texts and stylistic traditions.The geographic r...

Pre-order - out 15 Jun 2020
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World Women in Mathematics 2018
Hardback

The first World Meeting for Women in Mathematics - (WM)(2) - was a satellite event of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2018 in Rio de Janeiro. With a focus on Latin America, the first (WM)(2) brought together mathematicians from all over the world to celebrate women mathematicians,...

Pre-order - out 21 Dec 2019
$169.00
The Mathematical Traveler
by Calvin C. Clawson ~ Paperback / softback

A fascinating look at how mathematics has influenced human civilization and evolution throughout history.. Back in print at last, this classic work by Calvin Clawson examines the remarkable co-evolution of numbers and human culture. From the early clay beads and ropes that our ancestors used as pri...

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Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries
by Ian Stewart ~ Paperback / softback

In Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries , acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart presents an enticing collection of mathematical curios and conundrums. With a new puzzle on each page, this compendium of brainteasers will both teach and delight. Guided by stalwart detective Hemlock So...

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Leibniz and the Structure of Sciences
Hardback

The book offers a collection of essays on various aspects of Leibniz's scientific thought, written by historians of science and world-leading experts on Leibniz. The essays deal with a vast array of topics on the exact sciences: Leibniz's logic, mereology, the notion of infinity and cardinality, the...

Pre-order - out 6 Nov 2019
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Freedom in Mathematics
by Pierre Cartier ~ Paperback / softback

This book challenges the views put forward by Pierre Cartier, one of the anchors of the famous Bourbaki group, and Cedric Villani, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation, who received the Fields Medal in 2010. Jean Dhombres, mathematician and science historian, and Gerhard Heinzm...

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Humble Pi
by Matt Parker ~ Paperback / softback

What makes a bridge wobble when it's not meant to? How do billions of dollars mysteriously vanish into thin air? How does a building rock when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap's 1990 hit I've Got The Power? The answer is maths. Or, to be precise, what happens when maths goe...

Pre-order - out 5 Mar 2020
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Infinite Powers
by Steven Strogatz ~ Paperback / softback

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019 A magisterial history of calculus (and the people behind it) from one of the world's foremost mathematicians. This is the captivating story of mathematics' greatest ever idea: calculus. Without it, there would be no computers, no microwave ...

Pre-order - out 6 Feb 2020
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Symmetry and the Monster
by Mark Ronan ~ Paperback / softback

Imagine a giant snowflake in 196,884 dimensions... This is the story of a mathematical quest that began two hundred years ago in revolutionary France, led to the biggest collaboration ever between mathematicians across the world, and revealed the 'Monster' - not monstrous at all, but a structure of ...

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Quadrivium
by Miranda Lundy ~ Hardback
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The quadrivium-the classical curriculum-comprises the four liberal arts of number, geometry, music, and cosmology. It was studied from antiquity to the Renaissance as a way of glimpsing the nature of reality. Geometry is number in space; music is number in time; and cosmology expresses number in spa...

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The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
by Isaac Newton ~ Hardback

Newton's Principia is perhaps the second most famous work of mathematics, after Euclid's Elements. Originally published in 1687, it gave the first systematic account of the fundamental concepts of dynamics, as well as three beautiful derivations of Newton's law of gravitation from Kepler's laws of p...

Pre-order - out 31 Jan 2020
$574.00
Ganitananda
Hardback

This book includes 58 selected articles that highlight the major contributions of Professor Radha Charan Gupta-a doyen of history of mathematics-written on a variety of important topics pertaining to mathematics and astronomy in India. It is divided into ten parts. Part I presents three articles off...

Pre-order - out 22 Dec 2019
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Mathematics at the Meridian
Paperback / softback

Greenwich has been a centre for scientific computing since the foundation of the Royal Observatory in 1675. Early Astronomers Royal gathered astronomical data with the purpose of enabling navigators to compute their longitude at sea. Nevil Maskelyne in the 18th century organised the work of compu...

Pre-order - out 30 Oct 2019
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Trigonometric Delights
by Eli Maor ~ Paperback / softback

A fun, entertaining exploration of the ideas and people behind the growth of trigonometry Trigonometry has a reputation as a dry, difficult branch of mathematics, a glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation. In Trigonometric Delights, Eli Maor dispels this view. Rejecting the us...

Pre-order - out 7 Apr 2020
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The Pythagorean Theorem
by Eli Maor ~ Paperback / softback

An exploration of one of the most celebrated and well-known theorems in mathematics By any measure, the Pythagorean theorem is the most famous statement in all of mathematics. In this book, Eli Maor reveals the full story of this ubiquitous geometric theorem. Although attributed to Pythagoras, the ...

Pre-order - out 19 Nov 2019
$39.00
Inventing the Mathematician
by Sara N. Hottinger ~ Paperback / softback

Considers how our ideas about mathematics shape our individual and cultural relationship to the field.Author BiographySara N. Hottinger is Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Keene State College.

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Stephen of Pisa and Antioch: Liber Mamonis
by Dirk Grupe ~ Hardback

This volume aims to make Stephen of Pisa and Antioch's work on the celestial sciences accessible to a wider readership, providing not just the text but a translation and introduction as well. The edition is based on the only known manuscript of the Liber Mamonis, MS Cambrai, Mediatheque d'Agglomerat...

Pre-order - out 21 Nov 2019
$232.00
Number Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Paperback / softback

Number theory is the branch of mathematics that is primarily concerned with the counting numbers. Of particular importance are the prime numbers, the 'building blocks' of our number system. The subject is an old one, dating back over two millennia to the ancient Greeks, and for many years has been s...

Pre-order - out 11 Jun 2020
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