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History of mathematics

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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; Advocate - Science

Paperback

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

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

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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... [more]

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It All Adds Up: The Story of People and Mathematics

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It All Adds Up: The Story of People and Mathematics

Mickael Launay

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Paperback

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A brief history of the mathematical ideas that have... [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

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

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The Discrete Charm of the Machine: Why the World Became Digital

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The Discrete Charm of the Machine: Why the World Became Digital

Kenneth Steiglitz

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; History of mathematics; Electronics engineering; Computer science; Mathematical theory of computation

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The genesis of the digital idea and why it transformed civilization A few short decades ago, we were informed by the smooth... [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

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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

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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]

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Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg

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Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg

Eli Maor

Music; Mathematics; History of mathematics; History of science

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How music has influenced mathematics, physics, and astronomy from ancient... [more]

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Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics

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Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics

Talithia Williams

Gender studies: women; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; History of mathematics

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Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics is a fascinating, illustrated book examines the lives and work of history's... [more]

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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

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

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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

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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]

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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

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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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Closing the Gap: The Quest to Understand Prime Numbers

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Closing the Gap: The Quest to Understand Prime Numbers

Vicky Neale

Mathematics & Sciences; Number theory; History of mathematics

Hardback

Mathematicians have recently made dramatic progress on the Twin Primes Conjecture, which asserts that there are infinitely... [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]

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Are Numbers Real?: The Uncanny Relationships Between Maths and the Physical World

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Are Numbers Real?: The Uncanny Relationships Between Maths and the Physical...

Brian Clegg

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Paperback

An in-depth but always fun exploration of the history of numbers and their applications in life and science. Brian Clegg shows... [more]

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Mathematics Old and New

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Mathematics Old and New

Saul Stahl

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics

Paperback

Introductory treatment for undergraduates provides insightful expositions of specific applications of mathematics and elements... [more]

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Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills

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Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills

Paul J. Nahin

Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics; Popular science

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Presents the story of the formula - zero equals e[pi] i+1 long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty. This... [more]

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The Turing Guide

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The Turing Guide

Jack Copeland, Jonathan Bowen, Mark Sprevak, Robin Wilson

Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; History of mathematics; Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science

Paperback

This carefully edited resource brings together contributions from some of the world's leading experts on Alan Turing to create... [more]

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