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            Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty

            Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stewart, Professor Ian

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            Uncertainty is everywhere. It lurks in every consideration of the future - the weather, the economy, the sex of an unborn child - even quantities we think that we know such as populations or the transit of the planets contain the possibility of error. It's no wonder that, through...out that history, we have attempted to produce rigidly defined areas of uncertainty - we prefer the surprise party to the surprise asteroid. We began our quest to make certain an uncertain world by reading omens in livers, tea leaves, and the stars. However, over the centuries, driven by curiosity, competition, and a desire be better gamblers, pioneering mathematicians and scientists began to reduce wild uncertainties to tame distributions of probability and statistical inferences. But, even as unknown unknowns became known unknowns, our pessimism made us believe that some problems were unsolvable and our intuition misled us. Worse, as we realized how omnipresent and varied uncertainty is, we encountered chaos, quantum mechanics, and the limitations of our predictive power. Bestselling author Professor Ian Stewart explores the history and mathematics of uncertainty. Touching on gambling, probability, statistics, financial and weather forecasts, censuses, medical studies, chaos, quantum physics, and climate, he makes one thing clear: a reasonable probability is the only certainty.
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            ISBN 9781788162289
            Released AU 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Numbers: A Very Short Introduction
             

            Numbers: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Higgins, Peter M.

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            In this Very Short Introduction Peter M. Higgins presents an overview of the number types featured in modern science and mathematics. Providing a non-technical account, he explores the evolution of the modern number system, examines the fascinating role of primes, and explains th...eir role in contemporary cryptography.
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            ISBN 9780199584055
            Released AU 24 May 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
             

            The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Stedall, Jacqueline A.

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            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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            ISBN 9780199599684
            Released AU 6 Mar 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics
              

            Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Banks, Robert B.

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            A collection of puzzles. Covering a range of fields, from geography and environmental studies to map- and flag-making, it uses basic algebra and geometry to solve problems. It is suitable for readers interested in sharpening their thinking and mathematical skills.

            ISBN 9780691154992
            Released AU 15 Jun 2012
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Princeton Puzzlers
            Language (English)
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            Introducing Mathematics: A Graphic Guide

            Introducing Mathematics: A Graphic Guide (Paperback)

            By Sardar, Ziauddin; Ravetz, Jerry; Illustrated by Van Loon, Borin

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            Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.

            ISBN 9781848312975
            Released AU 1 Dec 2011
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            Series Introducing...
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            Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality

            Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality (Hardback)

            By Orlin, Ben

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            Smart, hilarious, and engaging, MATH WITH BAD DRAWINGS is a delightful re-education in math that empowers readers with a joyful appreciation and powerful understanding of how math works in our daily lives.

            ISBN 9780316509039
            Released AU 27 Nov 2018
            Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Publishe
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life
              

            The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life (Paperback)

            By Sautoy, Marcus du

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            From the author of 'The Music of the Primes' and 'Finding Moonshine' comes a short, lively book on five mathematical problems that just refuse be solved -- and on how many everyday problems can be solved by maths.

            ISBN 9780007309863
            Released AU 13 May 2011
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Weird Maths: At the Edge of Infinity and Beyond
             

            Weird Maths: At the Edge of Infinity and Beyond (Paperback)

            By Darling, David; Banerjee, Agnijo

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            Dazzling popular maths for the curious reader...from Britain's cleverest schoolboy!

            ISBN 9781786074850
            Released AU 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician's Journey Through Symmetry
              

            Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician's Journey Through Symmetry (Paperback)

            By Sautoy, Marcus du

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            This new book from the author of 'The Music of the Primes' combines a personal insight into the mind of a working mathematician with the story of one of the biggest adventures in mathematics: the search for symmetry.

            ISBN 9780007214624
            Released AU 2 Jul 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Drawing Circle Images: How to Draw Artistic Symmetrical Images with a Ruler and Compass
               

            Drawing Circle Images: How to Draw Artistic Symmetrical Images with a Ruler and Compass (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Studio, Musigfi

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            From simple to complex - use a compass to draw fascinating artistic images. This book includes step-by-step instructions for all symmetries between threefold and twelvefold. Clear and precise black-and-white illustrations will guide you. The book provides ruler and compass constr...uctions that you can draw without using units of measurement for three-, four-, five-, six-, eight-, ten- and twelvefold symmetries. In addition, it gives dimensions in inches (and cm) for all images, which you can use on both A4 and A3 sheets.
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            ISBN 9789526787862
            Released AU 2 May 2014
            Publisher Deltaspektri
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