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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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            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Parker, Matt

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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 friend which can fill the gaps in what our brains can do naturally. Luckily, even though we don't like sharing our own mistakes, we love to read about what happens when maths errors make the everyday go horribly wrong. Matt Parker explores and explains near misses and mishaps with planes, bridges, the internet and big data as a way of showing us not only how important maths is, but how we can use it to our advantage. This comedy of errors is a brilliantly told series of disaster stories with a happy ending.
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            ISBN 9780241360194
            Released AU 10 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            Einstein's Heroes: Imagining the World through the Language of Mathematics
             

            Einstein's Heroes: Imagining the World through the Language of Mathematics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Arianrhod, Robyn

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            Blending science, history, and biography, this book reveals the mysteries of mathematics, focusing on the life and work of three of Albert Einstein's heroes: Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, and James Clerk Maxwell.

            ISBN 9780195308907
            Released AU 15 Aug 2013
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical

            Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical (Paperback)

            By Ball, Johnny

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            Johnny Ball is by some margin Britain's most famous mathematician. Wonders Beyond Numbers is his magnum opus, and his first book for more than ten years. It is nothing less than the history of mathematics; he describes it as 'a summation of my career as an enthusiast for mathemat...ics'. It will help spark (or re-spark) the reader's love of maths in its many facets. The scope of the book is breathtaking. Running in something approaching chronological order, it shows that every breakthrough in maths represents a single step forward, resting on the work of others, and brings to life the importance of numbers, shapes and patterns in the world around us. It's all-encompassing, yet written in a light and reader-friendly fashion, and filled with diagrams to help explain the maths. Dotted throughout will be anecdotes and stories from Johnny's life and mathematical adventures, both in front of the camera and in the real world, too.
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            ISBN 9781472939975
            Released AU 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Archimedes
             

            Archimedes (Hardback)

            By Dijksterhuis, Eduard Jan

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            This classic study by the eminent Dutch historian of science E. J. Dijksterhuis (1892-1965) presents the work of the Greek mathematician and mechanical engineer to the modern reader. With meticulous scholarship, Dijksterhuis surveys the whole range of evidence on Archimedes' life... and the 2000-year history of the manuscripts and editions of the text, and then undertakes a comprehensive examination of all the extant writings. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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            ISBN 9780691636290
            Released AU 1 Apr 2016
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Princeton Legacy Library
            Language (English)
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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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            The Write Equation: Writing in the Mathematics Classroom

            The Write Equation: Writing in the Mathematics Classroom (Paperback)

            By Carter, John A.; Carter, Dorothy E.

            ISBN 9780866516716
            Released AU 1 Jan 1999
            Publisher Pearson New Zealand Limited
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            McGraw-Hills Conquering the GMAT Math and Integrated Reasoning

            McGraw-Hills Conquering the GMAT Math and Integrated Reasoning (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Moyer, Robert E.

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            This math-refresher gives students in-depth practice and intensive review for every type of math problem on the GMAT. The book provides a comprehensive overview of every test topic through sample exams and answered problems that increase in difficulty--helping to build conceptual... and problem-solving skills.
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            ISBN 9780071776103
            Released AU 16 Dec 2011
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Test Prep
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