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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Codebreaking: A Practical Guide
             

            Codebreaking: A Practical Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dunin, Elonka; Schmeh, Klaus

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            A practical guide by two world experts to solving encrypted messages from today and the past, of which there are tens of thousands, many of which remain unsolved. The guide is complemented by success stories and details of unsolved encryption mysteries.

            ISBN 9781472144218
            Released NZ 9 Feb 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ 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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            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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            30-Second Numbers: The 50 key topics for understanding numbers and how we use them

            30-Second Numbers: The 50 key topics for understanding numbers and how we use them (Hardback)

            By Nic Daeid, Prof. Niamh; Cole, Christian

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            30-Second Numbers highlights 50 key topics for understanding numbers and how we use them, each explained in half a minute.

            ISBN 9781782408475
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series 30 Second
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            A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design

            A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design (Paperback)

            By Wilczek, Frank

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            A Nobel Prize-winning physicist argues that beauty is the fundamental organizing principle for the entire universe In this scientific tour de force, world-class physicist Frank Wilczek argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe. As the quest to find the beaut...y embodied in the universe has connected all scientific pursuit, from Pythagoras to Einstein, Wilczek shows us just how deeply intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our understanding of the cosmos. A Beautiful Question is a mind-expanding book combining the age-old human quest for beauty with the age-old human quest for truth.
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            ISBN 9780718199463
            Released NZ 17 Oct 2016
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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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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            Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries

            Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries (Hardback)

            By Devadoss, Satyan Linus; Harvey, Matthew

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            Sixteen of the world's greatest unsolved mathematical puzzles, presented through an interactive, richly-illustrated, story-driven journey. Most people think of mathematics as a set of useful tools designed to answer analytical questions, beginning with simple arithmetic and endin...g with advanced calculus. But, as Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries shows, mathematics is filled with intriguing mysteries that take us to the edge of the unknown. This richly illustrated, story-driven volume presents sixteen of today's greatest unsolved mathematical puzzles, all understandable by anyone with elementary math skills. These intriguing mysteries are presented to readers as puzzles that have time-traveled from Camelot, preserved in the notebook of Merlin, the wise magician in King Arthur's court.
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            ISBN 9780262044080
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
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            Foundations: An Illustrated Guide to Mathematics: From Creating the Pyramids to Exploring Infinity. Includes Giant Timeline Wallchart
             

            Foundations: An Illustrated Guide to Mathematics: From Creating the Pyramids to Exploring Infinity. Includes Giant Timeline Wallchart (Hardback)

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            In order to understand the universe you must know the language in which it is written. And that language is mathematics - Galileo (1564-1642) For hundreds of thousands of years, we have sought order in the apparent chaos of the universe. Mathematics has been our most valuable too...l in that search, uncovering the patterns and rules that govern our world and beyond. This illustrated guide traces humankind's greatest achievements in mathematics, plotting a journey from innumerate cave-dwellers, through the towering intellects of the last 4,000 years, to where we stand today. Including a giant timeline wallchart, Foundations is a brilliant hardback reference book which charts the development of this intriguing and expansive discipline, from early history to modern day.
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            ISBN 9781839404139
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ 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
            Interest Age General Audience
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