Books in category Mathematics – Essays

  • Innumeracy

    John Allen Paulos

    Readers of Innumeracy will be rewarded with scores of astonishing facts, a fistful of powerful ideas, and, most important, a clearer, more quantitative way of looking at their world.

  • Mobile Learning and Mathematics

    Mobile Learning and Mathematics
    Helen Crompton, John Traxler

    A cutting edge research volume, this collection also provides a springboard for educational researchers to conduct further study.

  • Models and Modeling Perspectives

    Models and Modeling Perspectives
    Richard A. Lesh

    This special issue of Mathematical Thinking and Learning describes models and modeling perspectives toward mathematics problem solving, learning, and teaching.

  • Descartes Dream

    Descartes’ Dream
    Philip J. Davis, Reuben Hersh

    These provocative essays take a modern look at the 17th-century thinker's dream, examining the influences of mathematics on society, particularly in light of technological advances.

  • The Grapes of Math

    The Grapes of Math
    Alex Bellos

    From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm.

  • Poincar√ s Legacies Pages from Year Two of a Mathematical Blog Part 2

    Poincar√©’s Legacies: Pages from Year Two of a Mathematical Blog, Part 2
    Terence Tao

    This second part of the second-year posts on Terence Tao's research blog focuses on geometry, topology and partial differential equations.

  • Control and Chaos

    Control and Chaos
    Kevin Judd

    100 complete modern alphabets, number sets, special symbols. A wide range of casual, "free" lettering styles, often with vignettes. 100 plates.

  • Chancing It

    Chancing It
    Robert Matthews

    By the end of the book, you will know: How to understand and even predict coincidences When an insurance policy is worth having Why ‚Äúexpert‚ÄĚ predictions are often misleading How to tell when a scientific claim is a breakthrough or …

  • Mastering Mathematica¬

    Mastering Mathematica¬ģ
    John W. Gray

    This book provides insight into more complex situations that can be investigated by hand. Organized into four parts, this book begins with an overview of the use of a pocket calculator.

  • The Travail of Nature

    The Travail of Nature
    H. Paul Santmire

    This is why it is appropriate to speak of the ambiguous ecological promises of Christian theology.

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