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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 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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            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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            It All Adds Up: The Story of People and Mathematics

            It All Adds Up: The Story of People and Mathematics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Launay, Mickael; Translated by Wilson, Stephen S.

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            THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Most people enjoy maths - the problem is they don't know that they do. This revolutionary and accessible exploration of the role of mathematics as an historical aide to human activity will change the general public's relationship to numbers for the be...tter.
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            ISBN 9780008283940
            Released AU 19 Nov 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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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            Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe

            Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe (Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Strogatz, Steven

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            A magisterial history of calculus (and the people behind it) from one of the world's foremost mathematicians.

            ISBN 9781786492951
            Released AU 6 May 2019
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The History of Mathematics: An introduction

            The History of Mathematics: An introduction (Hardback, 6th Revised edition)

            By Burton, David M.

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            Written for the one or two-semester math history course, this text provides historical context to the mathematics that undergrad math and math education majors encounter every day. The author illuminates the people, stories, and social context behind mathematics' greatest histori...cal advances.
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            ISBN 9780073051895
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780073383156
            Released AU 8 Nov 2005
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Legacy of the Luoshu: The 4,000 Year Search for the Meaning of the Magic Square of Order Three

            Legacy of the Luoshu: The 4,000 Year Search for the Meaning of the Magic Square of Order Three (Hardback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Swetz, Frank J.

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            A symbol of the Divine, a good luck charm, a cosmogram of the world order, a template for fengshui - through the ages, the luoshu, or magic square of order three, has fascinated people of many different cultures. This book uncovers the history of the luoshu, from its Chinese orig...ins, shrouded in legend.
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            ISBN 9781568814278
            Released AU 16 Jun 2008
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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            Ibn al-Haytham's Theory of Conics, Geometrical Constructions and Practical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 3
             

            Ibn al-Haytham's Theory of Conics, Geometrical Constructions and Practical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 3 (Hardback)

            By Rashed, Roshdi in Paris, France)

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            This volume provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and science from the mediaeval Arab world. It also includes extensive commentary from one of world s foremost authorities on the subject.

            ISBN 9780415582155
            Released AU 21 Feb 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Culture and Civilization in the Middle East
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            Sparta
             

            Sparta (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Whitby, Michael

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            This volume introduces the reader to every important aspect of the society of Sparta, the dominant power in southern Greece from the seventh century B.C. and the great rival of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries. Michael Whitby presents essays on key aspects of Spartan hist...ory and society, by some of the leading classicists in the world, such as Paul Cartledge, Anton Powell, and Stephen Hodkinson.
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            ISBN 9780415939577
            Released AU 9 Nov 2001
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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