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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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Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
by Edward Frenkel
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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 taught, and so for most of us it becomes... (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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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 Best Writing on Mathematics (Best Writing on Mathematics)
The Best Writing on Mathematics (Best Writing on Mathematics)
by Mircea 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 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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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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The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics (Sterling Milestones)
The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics (Sterling Milestones)
by Clifford A Pickover
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Math's infinite mysteries unfold in this new paperback edition of the bestselling The Math Book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient “ant odometers” and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, prolific... (read more)

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Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So
Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So
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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Number-Crunching: Taming Unruly Computational Problems from Mathematical Physics to Science Fiction
Number-Crunching: Taming Unruly Computational Problems from Mathematical Physics to Science Fiction
by Paul Nahin
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"While there is a plethora of computational physics books, only this one brings the sheer joy and fascination of the subject to the general reader. The problems in Number-Crunching are nicely selected, the prose is clear and humorous, and the solutions... (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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How to Lie with Statistics
How to Lie with Statistics
by Darrell Huff
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Mr. Huff's lively, human-interest treatment of the dry-as-bones subject of statistics is a timely tonic. . . . This book needed to be written, and makes its points in an entertaining and highly readable manner.Illustrator and author pool their... (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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An Imaginary Tale: The Story of the Square Root of -1
An Imaginary Tale: The Story of the Square Root of -1
by Paul J. Nahin
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In "An Imaginary Tale", Paul J. Nahin tells the 2,000-year-old history of one of mathematics most elusive numbers, the square root of minus one, re-creating the baffling mathematical problems that conjured it up and the colorful characters who tried to... (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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Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty
Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty
by Morris Kline
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Most intelligent people today still believe that mathematics is a body of unshakable truths about the physical world and that mathematical reasoning is exact and infallible. Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty refutes that myth.... (read more)

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Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers
Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers
by Jan Gullberg
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This extraordinary work takes the reader on a long and fascinating journey--from the dual invention of numbers and language, through the major realms of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, to the final destination of differential... (read more)

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