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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
by Jordan Ellenberg
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The Freakonomics of mathand#151;a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In... (read more)

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How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics
How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics
by Eugenia Cheng
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What is math? How exactly does it work? And what do three siblings trying to share a cake have to do with it? In How to Bake Pi, math professor Eugenia Cheng provides an accessible introduction to the logic and beauty of mathematics, powered... (read more)

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Joy of Pi
Joy of Pi
by David Blatner
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No number has captured the attention and imagination of people throughout the ages as much as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi-or ? as it is symbolically known-is infinite and, in The Joy of pi, it proves to be infinitely... (read more)

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Edwin A Abbott
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This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926),... (read more)

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Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
by Charles Seife
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It is difficult to imagine being scared of a number?or the absence of a number. Yet, as Charles Seife explains at the beginning of Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea, "for ancient peoples zero was a foreign — and frightening... (read more)

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Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
by Edward Frenkel
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A New York Times Science Bestseller What if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were never shown the paintings of van Gogh and Picasso, werent even told they existed? Alas, this is how math is... (read more)

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The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation (Ted Books)
The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation (Ted Books)
by Hannah Fry
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In this must-have for anyone who wants to better understand their love life, a mathematician pulls back the curtain and reveals the hidden patterns—from dating sites to divorce, sex to marriage—behind the rituals of love. The roller coaster... (read more)

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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
by Jordan Ellenberg
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The Freakonomics of math — a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands. The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In... (read more)

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The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life
The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life
by Alex Bellos
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From the bestselling author of Here's Looking at Euclid, a dazzling new book that turns even the most complex math into a brilliantly entertaining narrative. From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes... (read more)

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The Mathematics of Life
The Mathematics of Life
by Ian Stewart
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Biologists have long dismissed mathematics as being unable to meaningfully contribute to our understanding of living beings. Within the past ten years, however, mathematicians have proven that they hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of our world... (read more)

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Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math
Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math
by Joseph Mazur
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Like Douglas Hofstadterandrsquo;s Gandouml;del, Escher, Bach, and David Berlinskiandrsquo;s A Tour of the Calculus, Euclid in the Rainforest combines the literary with the mathematical to explore logicandmdash;the one indispensable tool in manandrsquo;s... (read more)

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Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz: Making Light of Weighty Ideas
Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz: Making Light of Weighty Ideas
by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird
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A book for the eternally curious, Coincidences fuses a professor’s understanding of the hidden mathematical skeleton of the universe with the sensibility of a stand-up comedian, making life’s big questions accessible and compelling. Each chapter... (read more)

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Where Mathematics Comes from: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics Into Being
Where Mathematics Comes from: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics Into Being
by George Lakoff
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This book is about mathematical ideas, about what mathematics means-and why. Abstract ideas, for the most part, arise via conceptual metaphor-metaphorical ideas projecting from the way we function in the everyday physical world. Where Mathematics Comes... (read more)

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The Proof and the Pudding: What Mathematicians, Cooks, and You Have in Common
The Proof and the Pudding: What Mathematicians, Cooks, and You Have in Common
by Jim Henle
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"If you're a fan of Julia Child or Martin Gardner--who respectively proved that anyone can have fun preparing fancy food and doing real mathematics--you'll enjoy this playful yet passionate romp from Jim Henle. It's stuffed with tasty treats and... (read more)

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Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
by Daniel Tammet
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The first-ever memoir by an autistic savant, a man who can speak ten languages, who sees numbers with color and texture, who broke a record by memorizing over 22,000 digits of pi—and can write about it all with inspiring and heartbreaking... (read more)

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Flatterland : Like Flatland, Only More So (01 Edition)
Flatterland : Like Flatland, Only More So (01 Edition)
by Ian Stewart
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First there was Edwin A. Abbott's remarkable Flatland, published in 1884, and one of the all-time classics of popular mathematics. Now, from mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart, comes what Nature calls "a superb sequel." Through... (read more)

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Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
by Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer
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These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends (and yourself) with incredible calculations you... (read more)

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The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry
The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry
by Mario Livio
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From the author of the bestseller "The Golden Ratio" comes the story of the 4,000-year-long mathematical quest that uncovered the laws of symmetry in nature and the arts.... (read more)

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Mathematical Excursions to the World's Great Buildings
Mathematical Excursions to the World's Great Buildings
by Alexander Hahn
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"The mathematical analysis of building structures is essential to the understanding of architecture. Yet most texts available are abstract and not specific to the importance of such study. At last, Alexander Hahn has provided a thorough and beautifully... (read more)

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Count Down: Six Kids Vie for Glory at the World's Toughest Math Competition
Count Down: Six Kids Vie for Glory at the World's Toughest Math Competition
by Steve Olson
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Olson shadows the six charming U.S. contestants at the 2001 International Mathematical Olympiad, from their free-time games of Ultimate Frisbee to the high-pressure rounds of the competition, getting to the core of what drives these young people and... (read more)

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