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Why Cats Land on Their Feet: And 76 Other Physical Paradoxes and Puzzles

by Mark Levi Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
05/2012
ISBN:
9780691148540
Format:
Pbk 208 pages

Ever wonder why cats land on their feet? Or what holds a spinning top upright? Or whether it is possible to feel the Earth's rotation...

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Mathematical Nature Walk

by John A Adam Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2011
ISBN:
9780691152653
Format:
Pb+ 280 pages

How heavy is that cloud? Why can you see farther in rain than in fog? Why are the droplets on that spider web spaced apart so...

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Math Goes to the Movies

by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
07/2012
ISBN:
9781421404844
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

Mel Gibson teaching Euclidean geometry, Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins acting out Zeno's paradox, Michael Jackson proving in three different...

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Ten Great Ideas about Chance

by Persi Diaconis and Brian Skyrms Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2017
ISBN:
9780691174167
Format:
Hbk 272 pages

A fascinating account of the breakthrough ideas that transformed probability and statistics In the sixteenth and...

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Mathematics Lovers Companion: Masterpieces for Everyone

by Edward Scheinerman Yale University Press
Pub Date:
05/2017
ISBN:
9780300223002
Format:
Hbk 296 pages

How can a shape have more than one dimension but fewer than two? What is the best way to elect public officials when more than...

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Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History

by Lynn Gamwell Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
11/2015
ISBN:
9780691165288
Format:
Hbk 576 pages

This is a cultural history of mathematics and art, from antiquity to the present. Mathematicians and artists have long been on...

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Best Writing on Mathematics 2010

by Mircea Pitici Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
01/2011
ISBN:
9780691148410
Format:
Pbk 440 pages

This anthology brings together the year's finest writing on mathematics from around the world. Featuring promising new voices...

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Best Writing on Mathematics 2011

by Mircea Pitici Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
11/2011
ISBN:
9780691153155
Format:
Pbk 416 pages

This anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside...

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Best Writing on Mathematics 2012

by Mircea Pitici Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
11/2012
ISBN:
9780691156552
Format:
Pbk 320 pages

This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices...

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Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World

by Keith Devlin Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780691174860
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

In 2000, Keith Devlin set out to research the life and legacy of the medieval mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, popularly known...

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Irrationals: A Story of the Numbers You Can't Count On

by Julian Havil Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
09/2014
ISBN:
9780691163536
Format:
Pb+ 312 pages

The ancient Greeks discovered them, but it wasn't until the nineteenth century that irrational numbers were properly understood...

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Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)

by David Bercovici Yale University Press
Pub Date:
01/2018
ISBN:
9780300230505
Format:
Pb+ 152 pages

Covering 13.8 billion years in some 100 pages, a calculatedly concise, wryly intelligent history of everything, from the Big Bang...

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Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics

by Robert B Banks Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
07/2012
ISBN:
9780691154992
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

Have you ever daydreamed about digging a hole to the other side of the world? Robert Banks not only entertains such ideas but,...

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Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers

by Paul J Nahin Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
07/2012
ISBN:
9780691155005
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

What are your chances of dying on your next flight, being called for jury duty, or winning the lottery? We all encounter probability...

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Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology

by David S Richeson Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
04/2012
ISBN:
9780691154572
Format:
Pb+ 336 pages

Leonhard Euler's polyhedron formula describes the structure of many objects--from soccer balls and gemstones to Buckminster Fuller's...

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