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            The Book of Wonders: The Many Lives of Euclid's Elements
             

            The Book of Wonders: The Many Lives of Euclid's Elements (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wardhaugh, Benjamin

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            Euclid's Elements of Geometry was a book that changed the world.

            ISBN 9780008299910
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
             

            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors (Paperback)

            By Parker, Matt

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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 ha...ppens when maths goes wrong in the real world. As Matt Parker shows us, our modern lives are built on maths: computer programmes, finance, engineering. And most of the time this maths works quietly behind the scenes, until ... it doesn't. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near-misses and mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman empire and a hapless Olympic shooting team, Matt Parker shows us the bizarre ways maths trips us up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world. This book shows how, by making maths our friend, we can learn from its pitfalls. It also contains puzzles, challenges, geometric socks, jokes about binary code and three deliberate mistakes. Getting it wrong has never been more fun.
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            ISBN 9780141989143
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality
             

            Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality (Hardback)

            By Orlin, Ben

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            Smart, hilarious, and engaging, MATH WITH BAD DRAWINGS is a delightful re-education in math that empowers readers with a joyful appreciation and powerful understanding of how math works in our daily lives.

            ISBN 9780316509039
            Released NZ 27 Nov 2018
            Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Publishe
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
              

            The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Stedall, Jacqueline

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            In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the ...medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain.
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            ISBN 9780199599684
            Released NZ 6 Mar 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game

            Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game (Paperback, Media tie-in)

            By Hodges, Andrew

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            Alan Turing was the extraordinary Cambridge mathematician who masterminded the cracking of the German Enigma ciphers and transformed the Second World War. However, in 1952 his homosexuality rendered him a criminal. In 1954, aged 41, Alan Turing committed suicide and one of Britai...n's greatest scientific minds was lost. This edition tells his story.
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            ISBN 9781784700089
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2014
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth

            Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth (Paperback, UK ed.)

            By Doxiadis, Apostolos; Papadimitriou, Christos H.

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            The innovative, dramatic graphic novel based on the life of the philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell.

            ISBN 9780747597209
            Released NZ 23 Oct 2009
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The History of Mathematics: An introduction

            The History of Mathematics: An introduction (Hardback, 6th Revised edition)

            By Burton, David M.

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            Written for the one or two-semester math history course, this text provides historical context to the mathematics that undergrad math and math education majors encounter every day. The author illuminates the people, stories, and social context behind mathematics' greatest histori...cal advances.
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            ISBN 9780073051895
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            Released NZ 8 Nov 2005
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Thomas Harriot: A Life in Science

            Thomas Harriot: A Life in Science (Hardback)

            By Arianrhod, Robyn

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            A new biography of Thomas Harriot, the greatest unknown scientific mind of the Renaissance

            ISBN 9780190271855
            Released NZ 15 May 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Leibniz: Dissertation on Combinatorial Art

            Leibniz: Dissertation on Combinatorial Art (Hardback)

            Edited by Mugnai, Massimo; van Ruler, Han; Translated by Wilson, Martin

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            This is the first full English translation, with a critical introduction and a comprehensive commentary, of the Dissertation on Combinatorial Art (1666), in which Leibniz introduces some of his most important ideas in philosophy, logic, and mathematics.

            ISBN 9780198837954
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Series Leibniz from Oxford
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            Negative Math: How Mathematical Rules Can Be Positively Bent
              

            Negative Math: How Mathematical Rules Can Be Positively Bent (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Martinez, Alberto A.; Martinez, Jr Ra

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            A student in class asks the math teacher: Shouldn't minus times minus make minus? Teachers soon convince most students that it does not. Yet the innocent question brings with it a germ of mathematical creativity. What happens if we encourage that thought, odd and ungrounded thoug...h it may seem? Few books in the field of mathematics encourage such
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            ISBN 9780691133911
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2014
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Language (English)
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