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Product Description: Move over, Sherlock and Watson―the detective duo to be reckoned with. In the entertaining short-story collection L.A. Math, freelance investigator Freddy Carmichael and his sidekick, Pete Lennox, show how math smarts can crack even the most perplexing cases...read more

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9780691168289 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 12, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Move over, Sherlock and Watson―the detective duo to be reckoned with.
9780536582263, titled "Ashe Reader on Community Colleges 1992" | Ginn Pr, February 1, 1992, cover price $26.50 | also contains Ashe Reader on Community Colleges 1992

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Product Description: Science is based not only on observation and experiment, but on theory as well. As Einstein said, “Theory tells us what to measure.” And theories are often crystallized into succinct calculations, like those made using Einstein's famous E = mc2...read more

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9781633880283 | Prometheus Books, July 7, 2015, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Science is based not only on observation and experiment, but on theory as well.

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Product Description: “A first-rate survey of the world of mathematics…Great reading for the intellectually curious,” (Kirkus Reviews) 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 read...read more

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9781451640090 | Simon & Schuster, June 10, 2014, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: 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.

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9781451640113 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, June 23, 2015), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: “A first-rate survey of the world of mathematics…Great reading for the intellectually curious,” (Kirkus Reviews) 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 read.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781594205224 | Penguin Pr, May 29, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The Freakonomics of math--a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our handsThe math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned.

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9780143127536 | Penguin USA, May 26, 2015, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: 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.
9780391035218, titled "Renaissance Dramatists: Feminist Readings" | Humanities Pr, July 1, 1989, cover price $12.50 | also contains Renaissance Dramatists: Feminist Readings

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Product Description: Tie on your apron and step into Jim Henle's kitchen as he demonstrates how two equally savory pursuits―cooking and mathematics―have more in common than you realize. A tasty dish for gourmets of popular math, The Proof and the Pudding offers a witty and flavorful blend of mathematical treats and gastronomic delights that reveal how life in the mathematical world is tantalizingly similar to life in the kitchen...read more

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9780691164861 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 27, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Tie on your apron and step into Jim Henle's kitchen as he demonstrates how two equally savory pursuits―cooking and mathematics―have more in common than you realize.

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9780396084266, titled "Home Book of Irish Humor" | Dodd Mead, September 1, 1984, cover price $2.98 | also contains Home Book of Irish Humor

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Product Description: Praise for the First Edition “If there is anything you want to know, or remind yourself, about probabilities, then look no further than this comprehensive, yet wittily written and enjoyable, compendium of how to apply probability calculations in real-world situations...read more

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9780470099797 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, December 22, 2006, cover price $75.95
9780470040010 | Wiley-Interscience, November 10, 2006, cover price $72.00 | About this edition: What are the chances?

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9781118898901 | 2 edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, March 16, 2015), cover price $47.00 | About this edition: Praise for the First Edition “If there is anything you want to know, or remind yourself, about probabilities, then look no further than this comprehensive, yet wittily written and enjoyable, compendium of how to apply probability calculations in real-world situations.
9780470624456 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, March 22, 2010, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: What are the chances?

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9780470099780 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, December 22, 2006, cover price $72.00

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Product Description: Acclaimed writer and mathematician Ian Stewart's third miscellany of mathematical curios and conundrums.In Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart presents an enticing collection of mathematical curios and conundrums...read more

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9781846683473 | Gardners Books, October 2, 2014, cover price $20.40 | About this edition: Like its wildly popular predecessors 'Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities' and 'Hoard of Mathematical Treasures', this book is a miscellany of over 150 mathematical curios and conundrums, packed with trademark humour and numerous illustrations.

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9780465054978 | Basic Books, October 7, 2014, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Acclaimed writer and mathematician Ian Stewart's third miscellany of mathematical curios and conundrums.
9780340859674, titled "Teach Yourself Hinduism" | Teach Yourself, May 1, 2003, cover price $12.95 | also contains Teach Yourself Hinduism | About this edition: This is a practical introduction to the variety of religious traditions that come from the Indian sub-continent and which are known collectively as 'Hinduism'.

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Product Description: Love and Math

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9780465050741 | Basic Books, October 1, 2013, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: A New York Times Science BestsellerWhat if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence?

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9780465064953 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, September 9, 2014), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Love and Math

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Product Description: An innovative and appealing way for the layperson to develop math skills--while actually enjoying itMost people agree that math is important, but few would say it's fun. This book will show you that the subject you learned to hate in high school can be as entertaining as a witty remark, as engrossing as the mystery novel you can't put down--in short, fun! As veteran math educators Posamentier and Lehmann demonstrate, when you realize that doing math can be enjoyable, you open a door into a world of unexpected insights while learning an important skill...read more

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9781616149314 | Prometheus Books, August 12, 2014, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: An innovative and appealing way for the layperson to develop math skills--while actually enjoying itMost people agree that math is important, but few would say it's fun.

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Product Description: The irresistibly engaging book that enlarges one s wonder at Tammet s mind and his all embracing vision of the world as grounded in numbers Oliver Sacks MD THINKING IN NUMBERS is the book that Daniel Tammet mathematical savant and bestselling author was born to write In Tammet s world numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds Using anecdotes everyday examples and ruminations on history literature and more Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers fractions and equations underpin all our lives Inspired variously by the complexity of snowflakes Anne Boleyn s eleven fingers and his many siblings Tammet explores questions such as why time seems to speed up as we age whether there is such a thing as an average person and how we can make sense of those we love His provocative and inspiring new book will change the way you think about math and fire your imagination to view the world with fresh eye...read more

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9780316187374 | Little Brown & Co, July 30, 2013, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: The irresistibly engaging book that "enlarges one's wonder at Tammet's mind and his all-embracing vision of the world as grounded in numbers.

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9780316187367 | Reprint edition (Back Bay Books, July 15, 2014), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The irresistibly engaging book that enlarges one s wonder at Tammet s mind and his all embracing vision of the world as grounded in numbers Oliver Sacks MD THINKING IN NUMBERS is the book that Daniel Tammet mathematical savant and bestselling author was born to write In Tammet s world numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds Using anecdotes everyday examples and ruminations on history literature and more Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers fractions and equations underpin all our lives Inspired variously by the complexity of snowflakes Anne Boleyn s eleven fingers and his many siblings Tammet explores questions such as why time seems to speed up as we age whether there is such a thing as an average person and how we can make sense of those we love His provocative and inspiring new book will change the way you think about math and fire your imagination to view the world with fresh eyes

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Product Description: What's the difference between a rhombus and a square? Can you divide 456138 by 9? Equations, symbols, formulas: math may give you a headache, but it's crucial to success in school and business. This engaging and entertaining guide makes things easier with 101 facts that help with everything from pie charts to timesaving tricks for problem solving...read more

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9781454910435 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, February 18, 2014, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: What's the difference between a rhombus and a square?

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Product Description: 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 many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them...read more
By Roger Penrose (foreword by) and Mircea Pitici (editor)

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9780691160412 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 19, 2014, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world.

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Product Description: Teaches the principles of math and places them in a real world context, discussing such topics as trigonometry, geometry, probability, and calculus, and includes general reference tables.

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9781477729717 | Rosen Pub Group, January 1, 2014, cover price $38.25 | About this edition: Teaches the principles of math and places them in a real world context, discussing such topics as trigonometry, geometry, probability, and calculus, and includes general reference tables.

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Product Description: Simon Singh, author of the bestsellers Fermat's Enigma, The Code Book, and 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―indeed, that there are so many mathematical references in the show, and in its sister program, Futurama, that they could form the basis of an entire university course...read more

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9781620402771 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 29, 2013, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show Futurama) without ever realizing that cleverly embedded in many plots are subtle references to mathematics, ranging from well-known equations to cutting-edge theorems and conjectures.
9781408835302 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, October 10, 2013, cover price $29.80 | About this edition: Some have seen philosophy embedded in episodes of The Simpsons; others have detected elements of psychology and religion.

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9781620402788 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 14, 2014), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Simon Singh, author of the bestsellers Fermat's Enigma, The Code Book, and 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―indeed, that there are so many mathematical references in the show, and in its sister program, Futurama, that they could form the basis of an entire university course.

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Product Description: Two veteran math educators demonstrate how some "magnificent mistakes" had profound consequences for our understanding of mathematics' key concepts. In the nineteenth century, English mathematician William Shanks spent fifteen years calculating the value of pi, setting a record for the number of decimal places...read more

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9781616147471 | Prometheus Books, August 13, 2013, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Two veteran math educators demonstrate how some "magnificent mistakes" had profound consequences for our understanding of mathematics' key concepts.

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Product Description: From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions related to mathematics...read more

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9781578593736, titled "The Handy Math Answer Book" | 2 edition (Visible Ink Pr, May 1, 2012), cover price $21.95 | also contains The Handy Math Answer Book | About this edition: From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions related to mathematics.
9781578591718 | Visible Ink Pr, September 15, 2005, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments like the use of algebra by Mesopotamian mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions relating to mathematics.

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Product Description: From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions related to mathematics...read more

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9780780809628 | Omnigraphics Inc, September 1, 2005, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments like the use of algebra by Mesopotamian mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions relating to mathematics.

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9781578593736 | 2 edition (Visible Ink Pr, May 1, 2012), cover price $21.95 | also contains Handy Math Answer Book | About this edition: From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions related to mathematics.

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Product Description: How fat would you need to be to completely block a hockey goal? How much weight could you lift if you were ant-sized? How hard would you have to hit a baseball to hit the Goodyear blimp? In this amusing and enlightening book of offbeat sports estimations, physicist Aaron Santos poses these and many other outrageous problems and shows how to answer them with Enrico Fermi’s method of approximation...read more

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9780762443451 | Running Pr Book Pub, May 1, 2012, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: How fat would you need to be to completely block a hockey goal?

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Product Description: Have you ever wondered why you need to study math? Does it bore you? What good are fractions, decimals, and angles anyway? 50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know about Math is the book that makes math cool! It will help you realize that math is important and fascinating...read more

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9781616085070 | Sky Pony Pr, January 1, 2012, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Have you ever wondered why you need to study math?

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Product Description: Mathematical ideas have an aesthetic appeal that can be appreciated by anyone who has the time and dedication to investigate. Mathematical topics are presented in the categories of words, images, formulas, theorems, proofs, solutions and unsolved problems...read more

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9780883855768 | Mathematical Assn of Amer, November 28, 2011, cover price $63.95 | About this edition: Mathematical ideas have an aesthetic appeal that can be appreciated by anyone who has the time and dedication to investigate.

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Product Description: From the author of Zero, comes this "admirable salvo against quantitative bamboozlement by the media and the government" (The Boston Globe) In Zero, Charles Seife presented readers with a thrilling account of the strangest number known to humankind...read more

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9780143120070 | Penguin USA, September 27, 2011, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: From the author of Zero, comes this "admirable salvo against quantitative bamboozlement by the media and the government" (The Boston Globe) In Zero, Charles Seife presented readers with a thrilling account of the strangest number known to humankind.

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Product Description: "Highly recommended for high school, college, or university libraries. And since readers with no scientific background would also find the information fascinating, the book would be a great addition to the circulating collections in public libraries...read more

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9781554079483 | Firefly Books Ltd, June 23, 2011, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: "Highly recommended for high school, college, or university libraries.

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Product Description: Every time we download music, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our cell phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions. In The Number Mysteries, one of our generation's foremost mathematicians Marcus du Sautoy offers a playful and accessible examination of numbers and how, despite efforts of the greatest minds, the most fundamental puzzles of nature remain unsolved...read more

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9780230113848 | Reprint edition (Griffin, May 24, 2011), cover price $21.99 | About this edition: Every time we download music, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our cell phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions.

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Product Description: There's something about a language of symbols and equations that most people find intimidating. Mathematician Colin Pask gently introduces you to the main ideas of mathematics and painlessly demonstrates how they are expressed in terms of symbols...read more

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9781616144210 | Prometheus Books, November 30, 2011, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: There's something about a language of symbols and equations that most people find intimidating.

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Product Description: There are many bits and pieces of folklore in mathematics that are passed down from advisor to student, or from collaborator to collaborator, but which are too fuzzy and nonrigorous to be discussed in the formal literature. Traditionally, it was a matter of luck and location as to who learned such "folklore mathematics"...read more

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9780821852804 | Amer Mathematical Society, April 29, 2011, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: There are many bits and pieces of folklore in mathematics that are passed down from advisor to student, or from collaborator to collaborator, but which are too fuzzy and nonrigorous to be discussed in the formal literature.

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