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            Adam Spencer's World of Numbers
             

            Adam Spencer's World of Numbers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spencer, Adam

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            From the building blocks of life, to the games we play, the food we eat, and the marvels of space, Australia's funniest mathematician is back with a fascinating snapshot of the world of numbers.

            ISBN 9781921134869
            Published AU 2 Nov 2015
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Eddie Woo's Magical Maths 2

            Eddie Woo's Magical Maths 2 (Paperback)

            By Woo, Eddie

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Another fun, engrossing maths activity book for young readers from one of Australia's most recognisable mathematicians.

            ISBN 9781760981976
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            Aww Easy as 1,2,3

            Aww Easy as 1,2,3 (Paperback)

            The kitchen is the perfect place for children to learn measurements, numbers, fractions, even to tell time. While cooking the simple, delicious recipes from this book such as chicken noodle soup or fairy cakes, kids can be taught all about measuring cups, tablespoons and teaspoon...s.
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            ISBN 9781742450742
            Published AU 1 Dec 2010
            Publisher Bauer Media Books
            Interest Age 5-9 years
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            Topics in Percolative and Disordered Systems
             

            Topics in Percolative and Disordered Systems (Hardback)

            Edited by Ramirez, Alejandro F.; Ben Arous, Gerard; Ferrari, Pablo A.; Newman, Charles M.; Sidoravicius, Vladas

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            Topics include developments based on breakthroughs in the mathematical understanding of phenomena describing systems in highly inhomogeneous and disordered media, including the KPZ universality class (describing the evolution of interfaces in two dimensions), random walks in rand...om environment and percolative systems.
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            ISBN 9781493903382
            Released AU 17 Jun 2014
            Publisher Springer New York
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics
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            Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?: Discourses on Godel, Magic Hexagrams, Little Red Riding Hood, and Other Mathematical and Pseudoscientific Topics
             

            Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?: Discourses on Godel, Magic Hexagrams, Little Red Riding Hood, and Other Mathematical and Pseudoscientific Topics (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Gardner, Martin

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            In a society begging to be duped, Martin Gardner questions and debunks myths ranging from science and mathematics to literature, philosophy, religion, and mysticism.

            ISBN 9780393325720
            Released AU 17 Jul 2004
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            What's the Point of Maths?

            What's the Point of Maths? (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Incredible historical and contemporary stories explore the often surprising origins of the maths we use today, from number sequences to trigonometry. Crazy facts, magic tricks, and mathematical brainteasers will amuse and entertain even the most reluctant math students. Find out ...why an hour has 60 rather than 100 minutes and how prime numbers keep the internet working. Colourful and uncluttered illustrations make mathematical explanations easy to grasp in seconds and make this user-friendly book simple to navigate and a joy to browse and read. What's the point of maths? is perfect for those who need some inspiration when it comes to numbers. It combines stories from history with simple visual explanations to bring maths to life. From spotting a bargain to talking to computers, from filling in a giant sinkhole to becoming a trillionaire, it shows children why core maths ideas were invented and how to apply them today - in the classroom and the real world! Accompanying the fascinating stories are puzzles, games, and amazing facts, as well as a lively challenge to help bring each of the topics to life. Stylish, colourful illustrations make the maths fun and unintimidating, while simple diagrams and steps make explanations easy to grasp in seconds. Throughout the book, worked examples show readers how to solve simple maths challenges, encouraging children to improve their maths skills with hands-on practice. A vocational theme runs throughout the book, showing why maths is a vital skill in many fields of life, from science and entertainment to sport and travel.
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            ISBN 9780241343524
            Released AU 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers

            How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harford, Tim

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            Using his trademark narrative skills, Tim Harford takes us deep into the world of statistics and shows how important and powerful they can be

            ISBN 9781408712238
            Released AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
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            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too

            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too (Hardback)

            By Sumpter, David

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            They know something you don't know. They work inside investment banks, betting companies and social media giants. What are the secrets held by mathematicians and what can everyone else learn from them? Their advantage can be reduced to a small number of equations. Ten of them. An...d, surprisingly, it isn't their technical details that give them an edge. It is the way these equations allow them to view problems from a different angle -- a way of seeing the world that anyone can learn. In this eye-opening book, mathematician David Sumpter reveals the formulas that make the modern world go round, and how we can use them to better our chances of success, solidify friendships and live healthier lives, to guard against failure and financial ruin, and to see through scaremongering. Writing with clarity and wit, Sumpter explains how the same equations that are integral to Facebook can help you to work out how long to persist with a difficult task or how many episodes of a new Netflix series to watch before giving up. Empowering and enlightening, The Ten Equations shows how maths can truly change our way of understanding the world.
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            ISBN 9780241404546
            Released AU 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Adults / General
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            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World
             

            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh? And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation an...d inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we see how it is too soon to judge shale gas, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Should you trust unemployment figures? Is China's rise unstoppable? And what's worse for the environment: your car or mobile phone? Unclouded by pessimism or optimism and unafraid of big questions, Smil explains why calls for the Anthropocene era may be premature but why the Paris Agreement does not go far enough. These issues are not straightforward and progress takes longer than you think, but with Smil as our authoritative and entertaining guide we get a healthy shot of realism. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie is a powerful rallying cry for interrogating what you take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey? 'He is rigorously numeric, using data to illuminate every topic he writes about. The word polymath was invented to describe people like him' Bill Gates 'Important' Mark Zuckerberg, on Energy 'One of the world's foremost thinkers on development history and a master of statistical analysis . . . The nerd's nerd' Guardian 'There is perhaps no other academic who paint
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            ISBN 9780241454428
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Tenth Anniversary Edition
             

            Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Tenth Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

            By Bellos, Alex

            • RRP: $22.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            The Sunday Times bestseller Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize

            ISBN 9781526623997
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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