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History of mathematics

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

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Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems...

David S. Richeson

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; History of mathematics

Hardback

A comprehensive look at four of the most famous problems in mathematics Tales of Impossibility recounts the intriguing... [more]

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Hidden Figures Illustrated Edition: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

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Hidden Figures Illustrated Edition: The American Dream and the Untold Story...

Margot Lee Shetterly

Social & cultural history; Gender studies: women; Black & Asian studies; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

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Includes P.S. insights, interviews, and more. [more]

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Reverse Mathematics: Proofs from the Inside Out

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Reverse Mathematics: Proofs from the Inside Out

John Stillwell

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; Mathematical logic; History of mathematics

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The first book surveying the history and ideas behind reverse mathematics Reverse mathematics is a new field that seeks... [more]

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Euler's Pioneering Equation: The most beautiful theorem in mathematics

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Euler's Pioneering Equation: The most beautiful theorem in mathematics

Robin Wilson (Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics, Open University)

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

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In just seven symbols, with profound and beautiful simplicity, Euler's Equation connects five of the most important numbers... [more]

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Pascal's Arithmetical Triangle: Pascal's Arithmetical Triangle: The Story of a Mathematical Idea

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Pascal's Arithmetical Triangle: Pascal's Arithmetical Triangle: The Story...

AWF Edwards

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

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This survey explores the history of the arithmetical triangle, from its roots in Pythagorean arithmetic, Hindu combinatorics,... [more]

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Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World

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Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius...

Keith Devlin

European history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Social & cultural history; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

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A mathematician's ten-year quest to tell Fibonacci's story In 2000, Keith Devlin set out to research the life and legacy... [more]

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Arithmetic

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Arithmetic

Paul Lockhart

Educational strategies & policy; Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Philosophy of mathematics; Mathematical logic; History of mathematics

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Paul Lockhart reveals arithmetic not as the rote manipulation of numbers but as a set of ideas that exhibit the surprising... [more]

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Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology

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Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology

David S. Richeson

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Paperback

Leonhard Euler's polyhedron formula describes the structure of many objects - from soccer balls and gemstones to Buckminster... [more]

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Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical

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Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical

Johnny Ball

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Paperback

Running in something approaching chronological order, this book shows that every breakthrough in math represents a single... [more]

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Proof!: How the World Became Geometrical

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Proof!: How the World Became Geometrical

Amir Alexander

European history; Mathematics & Sciences; Applied mathematics; History of mathematics; Mensuration & systems of measurement; History of science

Hardback

An eye-opening narrative of how geometric principles fundamentally shaped our world -- [more]

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Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others

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Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others

WilliamP Berlinghoff, Fernando Q Gouvea

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Paperback

A pleasure to read. - Barry Mazur, Harvard University. Designed for students just beginning their study, this concise introductory... [more]

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Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe

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Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe

Steven Strogatz

Mathematics & Sciences; Calculus; History of mathematics; Popular science

Paperback

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

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Calculus Reordered: A History of the Big Ideas

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Calculus Reordered: A History of the Big Ideas

David M. Bressoud

Mathematics & Sciences; Calculus; History of mathematics; History of science

Hardback

How our understanding of calculus has evolved over more than three centuries, how this has shaped the way it is taught in... [more]

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Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

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Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

Matt Parker

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics; Humour

Paperback

We would all be better off if everyone saw mathematics as a practical ally. Sadly, most of us fear maths and seek to avoid... [more]

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99 Variations on a Proof

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99 Variations on a Proof

Philip Ording

Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Philosophy of mathematics; Algebraic geometry; History of mathematics

Hardback

An exploration of mathematical style through 99 different proofs of the... [more]

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The Mathematical World of Charles L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

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The Mathematical World of Charles L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

Robin Wilson (Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics, Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics, The Open University), Amirouche Moktefi (Lecturer in Philosophy, Lecturer in Philosophy, Tallinn University of Technology)

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

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The Mathematical World of Charles L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) outlines Charles L. Dodgson's mathematical life, describing in... [more]

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The Story of Mathematics in 24 Equations

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The Story of Mathematics in 24 Equations

Dana Mackenzie

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Paperback

You can't present the history of art without pictures; equally equations are central to any history of mathematics.<br /><br... [more]

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The Mathematics of Secrets: Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption

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The Mathematics of Secrets: Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital...

Joshua Holden

Coding theory & cryptology; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics; Data encryption

Paperback

The Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography-the science of sending... [more]

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Foolproof, and Other Mathematical Meditations

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Foolproof, and Other Mathematical Meditations

Brian Hayes

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Paperback

A non-mathematician explores mathematical terrain, reporting accessibly and engagingly on topics from Sudoku to probability.... [more]

$39.99

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Collected Works of Bernhard Riemann

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Collected Works of Bernhard Riemann

Bernhard Riemann

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Paperback

Printed in the original German, this highly prized, unabridged text of the complete works of the legendary mathematician includes... [more]

$75.00

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The Calculus Story: A Mathematical Adventure

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The Calculus Story: A Mathematical Adventure

David Acheson

Mathematics & Sciences; Calculus & mathematical analysis; History of mathematics

Hardback

Calculus is the mathematical method for the analysis of things that change, and since in the natural world we are surrounded... [more]

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Algebraic Equations: An Introduction to the Theories of Lagrange and Galois

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Algebraic Equations: An Introduction to the Theories of Lagrange and Galois...

Edgar Dehn

Mathematics & Sciences; Algebra; History of mathematics; Science: general issues

Paperback

This text focuses on the basics of algebraic theory, giving detailed explanations of integral functions, permutations, and... [more]

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How to Count to Infinity

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How to Count to Infinity

Marcus du Sautoy

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Hardback

Part of the Little Ways to Live a Big Life series, an enlightening and informative book that teaches you how to count to infinity... [more]

$19.99

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Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

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Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

Michael Harris

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; History of mathematics

Paperback

What do pure mathematicians do, and why do they do it? Looking beyond the conventional answers--for the sake of truth, beauty,... [more]

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Ponderables, Mathematics: An Illustrated History of Numbers

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Ponderables, Mathematics: An Illustrated History of Numbers

Richard Beatty, Tom Jackson

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Hardback

Includes foldout timeline with over 1,000 milestone facts -- Cover. [more]

$29.99

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