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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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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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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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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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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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Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof
Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof
by Burkard Polster
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Q.E.D. presents some of the most famous mathematical proofs in a charming book that will appeal to nonmathematicians and math experts alike. Grasp in an instant why Pythagorass theorem must be correct. Follow the ancient Chinese proof of the volume... (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 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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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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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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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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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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Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
by Timothy Gowers
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The aim of this book is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, research-level mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school. The most fundamental differences are philosophical, and readers of this book... (read more)

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Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form (09 Edition)
Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form (09 Edition)
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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Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner
Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner
by Martin Gardner
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"Informative, original, unexpected, and always charmingly written with his uniquely subtle sense of fun, this final autobiographical work of Martin Gardner, Undiluted Hocus-Pocus, sums up his own life and opinions, in the way that has become so familiar... (read more)

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Discrete Thoughts
Discrete Thoughts
by Mark Kac
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a Mathematicians, like Proust and everyone else, are at their best when writing about their first lovea (TM) a ] They are among the very best we have; and their best is very good indeed. a ] One approaches this book with high hopes. Happily, one is not... (read more)

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