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            Why Do Buses Come in Threes?: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life

            Why Do Buses Come in Threes?: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life (Paperback, New edition)

            By Eastaway, Rob; Wyndham, Jeremy; Foreword by Rice, Tim

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            Fascinating questions are answered in this entertaining and highly informative book, which is ideal for anyone wanting to remind themselves - or discover for the first time - that maths is relevant to almost everything we do.

            ISBN 9781861058621
            Released AU 20 Aug 2005
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Lady Tasting Tea

            The Lady Tasting Tea (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Salsburg, David

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            Saluting the spirit of those who dared to look at the world in a new way, this insightful, revealing history explores the magical mathematics that transformed the world. 11 illustrations.

            ISBN 9780805071344
            Released AU 15 Jul 2002
            Publisher Henry Holt & Company Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How Long is a Piece of String?: More hidden mathematics of everyday life
             

            How Long is a Piece of String?: More hidden mathematics of everyday life (Hardback)

            By Eastaway, Rob; Wyndham, Jeremy

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            • Pub Date
              7 Apr 21

            A fascinating book that shows how maths is relevant to our everyday lives.

            ISBN 9781911622260
            Released AU 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Two Trains Leave Paris: Number Problems for Word People

            Two Trains Leave Paris: Number Problems for Word People (Paperback)

            By Frey, Taylor; Wesolowski, Mike

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            Math is universal, but it's also the least understood and most undervalued subject taught in school. Is This Math?: Number Problems for Word People seeks to offer readers an opportunity to experience math like never before. You must use the Pythagorean Theorem to figure out how f...ar apart two ex-lovers are when they simultaneously realize that they cannot live without each other. You must use addition (and logic) to explore the ridiculous (and patriarchal!) wage gap. Throughout six math-themed chapters, readers will follow a series of characters as they apply for jobs, fall in love, get abducted by aliens, and experience many of life's other big and small moments, all of which are dictated by--you guessed it--math! With the help of humor, mathematical history, and how-to-solve sections, Is This Math? asks readers to help its characters find growth in the most unexpected of places: word problems. And the answers are, of course, in the back.
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            ISBN 9781419732744
            Released AU 14 May 2019
            Publisher Abrams
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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
            Language (English)
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            Fibonacci's Rabbits: And 49 Other Breakthroughs that Revolutionised Mathematics

            Fibonacci's Rabbits: And 49 Other Breakthroughs that Revolutionised Mathematics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hart-Davis, Adam

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            The word mathematics comes from the Greek word mathema, meaning knowledge or learning. And indeed mathematics is at the heart of almost all processes and patterns that occur in the modern world, yet many still find the discipline hard to fathom. Fibonacci's Rabbits solves this pr...oblem in bite-sized `hops', de scribing the 50 most critical discoveries and revolutionary moments in the history of mathematics from Ancient Greece to the present day.
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            ISBN 9781912827039
            Released AU 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Great Experiments
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            Change Is the Only Constant: The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World

            Change Is the Only Constant: The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World (Hardback)

            By Orlin, Ben

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            A new book from Ben Orlin, popular math blogger and author of Math With Bad Drawings. Change Is The Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humour and wonderfully bad drawings.

            ISBN 9780316509084
            Released AU 10 Dec 2019
            Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Publishe
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World
             

            Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World (Paperback)

            By Stanley, Matthew

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              1 Dec 20

            'Deeply researched and profoundly absorbing . . . Matthew Stanley traces one of the greatest epics of scientific history . . . An amazing story' Michael Frayn, author of Tony Award-winning Copenhagen In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter writt...en by an obscure German professor named Einstein. The neatly printed equations on the scrap of paper outlined his world-changing theory of general relativity. Until then Einstein's masterpiece of time and space had been trapped behind the physical and ideological lines of battle, unknown. Einstein's name is now synonymous with 'genius', but it was not an easy road. He spent a decade creating relativity and his ascent to global celebrity owed much to against-the-odds international collaboration, including Eddington's globe-spanning expedition of 1919 - two years before they finally met. We usually think of scientific discovery as a flash of individual inspiration, but here we see it is the result of hard work, gambles and wrong turns. Einstein's War is a celebration of what science can offer when bigotry and nationalism are defeated. Using previously unknown sources and written like a thriller, it shows relativity being built brick-by-brick in front of us, as it happened 100 years ago. 'Riveting . . . Stanley lets us share the excitement a hundred years later in this entertaining and gripping book. It's a must read if you ever wondered how Einstein became 'Einstein'' Manjit Kumar, author of Quantum
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            ISBN 9780241985618
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            Sir Cumference And The Sword In The Cone

            Sir Cumference And The Sword In The Cone (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Neuschwander, Cindy; Geehan, Wayne

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            King Arthur has issued a challenge--the first knight to find the sword Edgecalibur will be the next king--and Sir Cumference wants to be the one.

            ISBN 9781570916014
            Released AU 1 Jan 2014
            Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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