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            The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop

            The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop (Hardback, Main)

            By Kucharski, Adam; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

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            Why do some ideas take off - and others fail to spread? Why are some diseases predictable, and others swamped in uncertainty? And what about the outbreaks that never happen at all? We live in a world that's more connected than ever before. But even as we see our lives being shape...d by the spread of ideas, trends - and even diseases - we sometimes struggle to grasp how it actually works. Outbreaks seem to be driven by randomness and hidden laws, and in order to understand them, we need to start thinking like mathematicians. Here, epidemiologist Adam Kucharski reveals how new mathematical approaches are transforming what we know about contagion - from the revolutionary initiatives that helped tackle gun violence in Chicago to the truth behind the spread of fake news. And along the way, he'll explain how happiness and depression can spread through our friendship networks, what STDs can tell us about banking, and why some predictions go badly wrong (and why that might not be a bad thing).
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            ISBN 9781788160193
            Released AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Wellcome Collection
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            How to Predict Everything: The Formula Transforming What We Know About Life and the Universe

            How to Predict Everything: The Formula Transforming What We Know About Life and the Universe (Paperback)

            By Poundstone, William

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            How do you predict something that has never happened before?

            ISBN 9781786077561
            Released AU 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Hinton

            Hinton (Hardback)

            By Blacklock, Mark

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            Howard Hinton and his family are living in Japan, escaping from a scandal. Hinton's obsession is his work, his voyages into mathematical pure space, into the fourth dimension, but also his wife and sons, each of whom are entangled in the strange and unknown landscapes of Hinton's... science fictions. In a bravura and startling meeting of real and philosophical elements, Mark Blacklock has created a ravishing period piece of late-Victorian social, scientific and domestic life. Hinton is about extraordinary discoveries, and terrible choices. It is about people who discover and map other realms, and what the implications might be for those of us left behind.
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            ISBN 9781783785209
            Released AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars
             

            A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fishman, Seth; Illustrated by Greenberg, Isabel

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            This picture book is one in a gazillion. --Jane O'Connor, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Fancy Nancy series Did you know that the earth is covered in three trillion trees? And that seven billion people weigh about the same as ten quadrillion ants? Our world is full ...of constantly changing numbers, from a hundred billion trillion stars in space to thirty-seven billion rabbits on Earth. Can you imagine that many of anything? The playful illustrations from New York Times-bestselling artist Isabel Greenberg and the friendly, straightforward voice of author Seth Fishman illuminate some of the biggest numbers in the universe--a hundred billion trillion stars--and the smallest--one unique and special YOU. Here is a book for story time, for science time, for math time, for bedtime, and all the times in between. Perfect for curious children, classrooms eager for STEM content, and readers who have devoured Ada Twist, Scientist and How Much Is a Million?
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            ISBN 9780062981783
            Released AU 19 May 2020
            Publisher Greenwillow Books
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            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors (Paperback)

            By Parker, Matt

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            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 ha...ppens when maths goes wrong in the real world. As Matt Parker shows us, our modern lives are built on maths: computer programmes, finance, engineering. And most of the time this maths works quietly behind the scenes, until ... it doesn't. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near-misses and mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman empire and a hapless Olympic shooting team, Matt Parker shows us the bizarre ways maths trips us up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world. This book shows how, by making maths our friend, we can learn from its pitfalls. It also contains puzzles, challenges, geometric socks, jokes about binary code and three deliberate mistakes. Getting it wrong has never been more fun.
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            ISBN 9780141989143
            Released AU 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History

            The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History (Hardback)

            By Zellini, Paolo

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            Is mathematics a discovery or an invention? Have we invented numbers or do they truly exist? What sort of reality could we attribute to them? Mathematics has always been a way of understanding and ordering the world: from sacred ancient texts and pre-Socratic philosophers to twen...tieth-century logicians such as Russell and Frege and beyond. In this masterful, elegant book, mathematician and philosopher Paolo Zellini offers a brief cultural and intellectual history of mathematics, from ancient Greece to India to our contemporary obsession with algorithms, showing how mathematical thinking is inextricably linked with philosophical, existential and religious questions - and indeed with our cosmic understanding of the world.
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            ISBN 9780241312179
            Released AU 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            30-Second Numbers: The 50 key topics for understanding numbers and how we use them

            30-Second Numbers: The 50 key topics for understanding numbers and how we use them (Hardback)

            By Nic Daeid, Prof. Niamh; Cole, Christian

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            30-Second Numbers highlights 50 key topics for understanding numbers and how we use them, each explained in half a minute.

            ISBN 9781782408475
            Released AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Topology Optimization Design of Heterogeneous Materials and Structures

            Topology Optimization Design of Heterogeneous Materials and Structures (Hardback)

            By Da, Daicong

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            This book pursues optimal design from the perspective of mechanical properties and resistance to failure caused by cracks and fatigue. The book abandons the scale separation hypothesis and takes up phase-field modeling, which is at the cutting edge of research and is of high indu...strial and practical relevance. Part 1 starts by testing the limits of the homogenization-based approach when the size of the representative volume element is non-negligible compared to the structure. The book then introduces a non-local homogenization scheme to take into account the strain gradient effects. Using a phase field method, Part 2 offers three significant contributions concerning optimal placement of the inclusion phases. Respectively, these contributions take into account fractures in quasi-brittle materials, interface cracks and periodic composites. The topology optimization proposed has significantly increased the fracture resistance of the composites studied.
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            ISBN 9781786305589
            Released AU 24 Mar 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Small Sample Size Solutions: A Guide for Applied Researchers and Practitioners

            Small Sample Size Solutions: A Guide for Applied Researchers and Practitioners (Hardback)

            Edited by van de Schoot, Rens; Miocevic, Milica

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            This unique resource provides guidelines and tools for implementing solutions to issues that arise in small sample research, illustrating statistical methods that allow researchers to apply the optimal statistical model for their research question when the sample is too small. Re...searchers often have difficulties collecting enough data to test their hypotheses, either because target groups are small or hard to access, or because data collection comes with prohibitive costs. Such obstacles may result in data sets that are too small for the complexity of the statistical model needed to answer the research question. This essential book will enable social and behavioral science researchers to test their hypotheses even when the statistical model required for answering their research question is too complex for the sample sizes they can collect. Featuring models ranging from the estimation of a population mean to models with latent variables and nested observations, and solutions including both classical and Bayesian methods for synthesizing data, all proposed solutions are described in steps researchers can implement with their own data and are accompanied with annotated syntax in R. The methods described in this book will be useful for researchers across the social and behavioral sciences, ranging from medical sciences and epidemiology, to psychology, marketing, and economics.
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            ISBN 9780367221898
            Released AU 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series European Association of Methodology Series
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            Essays on Essence and Existence

            Essays on Essence and Existence (Hardback)

            By Hale, Bob; Edited by Leech, Jessica

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            Essays on Existence and Essence presents a series of writings-including several previously unpublished-by Bob Hale on the topics of ontology and modality. The essays develop and elucidate Hale's work on essence, truthmakers, and several other topics. Also included are an introduc...tion by Kit Fine and a bibliography of Hale's work.
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            ISBN 9780198854296
            Released AU 26 Mar 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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