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            Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics

            Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics (Hardback)

            By Williams, Talithia

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            The Women of Mathematics is a fascinating, illustrated book examines the lives and work of history's most preeminent female mathematicians.

            ISBN 9781631064852
            Released AU 21 Feb 2018
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

            Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Holt, Nathalia

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            Holt reveals the fascinating untold story of the heroic women who made America's space program possible. --Cate Lineberry, author of The Secret Rescue

            ISBN 9780316338905
            Released AU 14 Mar 2017
            Publisher Little, Brown
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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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            Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game - Updated Edition
              

            Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game - Updated Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

            Preface by Hodges, Andrew; Foreword by Hofstadter, Douglas R.

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            The book that inspired the film The imitation game.

            ISBN 9780691164724
            Released AU 1 Sep 2014
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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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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            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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            Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity

            Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity (Hardback)

            By Richeson, David S.

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            A comprehensive look at four of the most famous problems in mathematics Tales of Impossibility recounts the intriguing story of the so-called problems of antiquity, four of the most famous and studied questions in the history of mathematics. First posed by the ancient Greeks, the...se compass and straightedge problems-squaring the circle, trisecting an angle, doubling the cube, and inscribing regular polygons in a circle-have served as ever-present muses for mathematicians for more than two millennia. David Richeson follows the trail of these problems to show that ultimately, their proofs-demonstrating the impossibility of solving them using only a compass and straightedge-depended upon and resulted in the growth of mathematics. Richeson explores how celebrated luminaries, including Euclid, Archimedes, Viete, Descartes, Newton, and Gauss labored to understand the problems of antiquity, and how many major mathematical discoveries were related to these explorations. Though the problems were based in geometry, their resolutions were not, and had to wait until the nineteenth century, when mathematicians had developed the theory of real and complex numbers, analytic geometry, algebra, and calculus. A little-known mathematician named Pierre Wantzel and Ferdinand von Lindemann, through his work on , finally determined the problems were impossible to solve. Along the way, Richeson provides entertaining anecdotes connected to the problems, such as how the Indiana legislature passed a bill setting an incorrect value for , and how Leonardo da Vinci made elegant contributions to the puzzles. Taking readers from the classical period to the present, Tales of Impossibility demonstrates how four unsolvable problems captivated mathematical thinking for centuries.
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            ISBN 9780691192963
            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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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
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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 (Hardback, Main)

            By Strogatz, Steven

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

            ISBN 9781786492944
            Released AU 4 Apr 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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