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'A wise, witty and insightful guide to clear thinking amid a deluge of percentages and probabilities.' Ian Stewart Like it or not, our lives are dominated by mathematics. Our daily diet of news regales us with statistical forecasts, opinion polls, risk assessments, inflation figures, weather and climat ...Show more

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A magisterial history of calculus (and the people behind it) from one of the world's foremost popularisers of mathematics, the author of The Joy of X.

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Professor Ian Stewart explores the development and limits of the mathematics that tame uncertainty.

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Find love. Win at games and sport. Look smart. Save time.Lily Serna, a curious mathematician, believes passionately that 'mathematics is our golden key to unlocking the secrets of the universe'. She is on a quest to share her own sense of wonder about maths, and to leave all of us - even the maths phobi ...Show more

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In Our Mathematical Universe, Max Tegmark, one of the most original physicists at work today, leads us on an astonishing journey to explore the mysteries uncovered by cosmology and to discover the nature of realityPart-history of the cosmos, part-intellectual adventure, Our Mathematical Universe travels ...Show more

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Whether you paid much attention to the mathematics you were taught at school or not, the inescapable truth is that one day, an equation could just save your life.The real world is full of equations and a lot of our everyday decisions are calculated - we just don't always realize it. And that's ok - you ...Show more

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Category: Mathematics | Series: Big Ideas

Take a journey through the fascinating story of fractions, numbers, patterns, and shapes in order to better understand the complex world we live in. Continuing the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, clear text and bold graphics to chart the development of maths through history, ...Show more

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What makes a bridge wobble when it's not meant to? How do billions of dollars mysteriously vanish into thin air? How does a building rock when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap's 1990 hit I've Got The Power? The answer is maths. Or, to be precise, what happens when maths goes wr ...Show more

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Australia's funniest mathematician returns in 2019 with more rollicking romps through the world of science, technology, numbers and all things nerdy. This terrific new fully illustrated title follows on from Adam's bestselling Big Book of Numbers (2014); World of Numbers (2015), Time Machine (2016), The ...Show more

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A fascinating account of the breakthrough ideas that transformed probability and statistics In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, gamblers and mathematicians transformed the idea of chance from a mystery into the discipline of probability, setting the stage for a series of breakthroughs that enab ...Show more

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A comprehensive look at four of the most famous problems in mathematics Tales of Impossibility recounts the intriguing story of the renowned problems of antiquity, four of the most famous and studied questions in the history of mathematics. First posed by the ancient Greeks, these compass and straighte ...Show more

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They know something you don't know. They work inside investment banks, betting companies and social media giants. What are the secrets held by mathematicians and what can everyone else learn from them? Their advantage can be reduced to a small number of equations. Ten of them. And, surprisingly, it isn' ...Show more