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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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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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The Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe
The Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe
by Michael S. Schneider
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The universe may be a mystery, but it's no secret. Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants... (read more)

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Mathematical Curiosities: A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments
Mathematical Curiosities: A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments
by Alfred S. Posamentier
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ALFRED S. POSAMENTIER is dean of the School of Education and professor of mathematics education at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Previously, he had the same positions at the City College of the City University of New York for forty years.  ... (read more)

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Sacred Geometry: Deciphering the Code
Sacred Geometry: Deciphering the Code
by Stephen Skinner
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The Da Vinci Code has awakened the public to the powerful and very ancient idea that religious truths and mathematical principles are intimately intertwined. Inside Sacred Geometry, internationally-acclaimed author Stephen Skinner shows how the beauty in... (read more)

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The Honors Class: Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers
The Honors Class: Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers
by Benjamin Yandell
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This eminently readable book focuses on the people of mathematics and draws the reader into their fascinating world. In a monumental address, given to the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris in 1900, David Hilbert, perhaps the most... (read more)

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A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
by Sylvia Nasar
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How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages?" the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. "Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the... (read more)

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The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets
The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets
by Simon Singh
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Simon Singh, author of the bestsellers Fermat's Enigma, The Code Book, and The Big Bang, offers fascinating new insights into the celebrated television series The Simpsons: That the show drip-feeds morsels of number theory into the minds of its viewers... (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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"[A] first-rate survey of the world of mathematics by a British practitioner of the art....Great reading for the intellectually curious... (read more)

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Quadrivium (Wooden Books)
Quadrivium (Wooden Books)
by Miranda Lundy
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The quadrivium—the classical curriculum—comprises the four liberal arts of number, geometry, music, and cosmology. It was studied from antiquity to the Renaissance as a way of glimpsing the nature of reality. Geometry is number in... (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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A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form
A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form
by Paul Lockhart
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“One of the best critiques of current mathematics education I have ever seen.”—Keith Devlin, math columnist on NPR’s Morning Edition A brilliant research mathematician who has devoted his career to teaching kids reveals math to... (read more)

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A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
by John Allen Paulos
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With the same user-friendly, quirky, and perceptive approach that made Innumeracy a bestseller, John Allen Paulos travels though the pages of the daily newspaper showing how math and numbers are a key element in many of the articles we read every day... (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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Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century
Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century
by Masha Gessen
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A chilling and unflinching portrait of one of the most fearsome figures in world politics.          In 1999, the “Family” surrounding Boris Yeltsin went looking for a successor to the ailing and... (read more)

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The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity
The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity
by Steven Strogatz
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Many people take math in high school and promptly forget much of it. But math plays a part in all of our lives all of the time, whether we know it or not. In The Joy of x, Steven Strogatz expands on his hit New York Times series to explain the big ideas... (read more)

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The Best Writing on Mathematics (Best Writing on Mathematics)
The Best Writing on Mathematics (Best Writing on Mathematics)
by Mircea (edt) Pitici
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This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013 makes available to a wide audience... (read more)

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The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
by Benoit Mandelbrot
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A fascinating memoir from the man who revitalized visual geometry, and whose ideas about fractals have changed how we look at both the natural world and the financial world. Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, has significantly improved... (read more)

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Mathemagic: Magic, Puzzles and Games with Numbers
Mathemagic: Magic, Puzzles and Games with Numbers
by R Heath
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More than 60 new puzzles and stunts based on the properties of numbers. Easy techniques for multiplying large numbers mentally, identifying unknown numbers, determining the date of any day in any year, such entertainments as The Lost Digit, and Psychic... (read more)

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How Math Explains the World: A Guide to the Power of Numbers, from Car Repair to Modern Physics
How Math Explains the World: A Guide to the Power of Numbers, from Car Repair to Modern Physics
by James D. Stein
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In How Math Explains the World, mathematician Stein reveals how seemingly arcane mathematical investigations and discoveries have led to bigger, more world-shaking insights into the nature of our world. In the four main sections of the book, Stein tells... (read more)

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