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100 ESSENTIAL THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU DIDN'T KNOW: MATH EXPLAINS YOUR WO RLD, Barrow, John D.
1 Barrow, John D. 100 ESSENTIAL THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU DIDN'T KNOW: MATH EXPLAINS YOUR WO RLD
W. W. Norton & Company 2010 0393338673 / 9780393338676 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "Where else does math become a romp, full of entertaining tricks and turns?"â??Bryce Christensen, Booklist Have you ever considered why you always get stuck in the longest line? Why two's company but three's a crowd? Or why there are six degrees of separation instead of seven? In this hugely informative and endlessly entertaining book, John D. Barrow takes the most baffling of everyday phenomena andâ??with simple math, lucid explanations, and illustrationsâ??explains why they work the way they do. His witty, crystal-clear answers shed light on the dark and shadowy corners of the physical world we all think we understand so well. 40 b/w illustrations. 
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GAME THEORY: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION, Binmore, Ken
2 Binmore, Ken GAME THEORY: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION
Oxford University Press 2008 0199218463 / 9780199218462 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Games are everywhere: Drivers maneuvering in heavy traffic are playing a dr iving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinatin g world of game theory, a ground-breaking field that analyzes how to play g ames in a rational way. Ken Binmore, a renowned game theorist, explains the theory in a way that is both entertaining and non-mathematical yet also de eply insightful, revealing how game theory can shed light on everything fro m social gatherings, to ethical decision-making, to successful card-playing strategies, to calculating the sex ratio among bees. With mini-biographies of many fascinating, and occasionally eccentric, founders of the subject-i ncluding John Nash, subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind-this book offers a concise overview of a cutting-edge field that has seen spectacular succes ses in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutioniz e other disciplines from psychology to political science. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects-from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative-yet always balanced and complete-discussions of the central issues in a given topic. Every Very Short Introduc. 
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3 Eicholz, Robert E. ADDISON-WESLEY MATHEMATICS GRADE 6
Addison-Wesley Pub 1995 0201865068 / 9780201865066 Hardcover Fine/No DJ as Issued 

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FLANAGAN'S VERSION, Flanagan, Dennis
4 Flanagan, Dennis FLANAGAN'S VERSION
Vintage 1989 0679721568 / 9780679721567 Paperback Very Good 
A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout: Flanagan's writing makes science accessible and exciting. He shows how science is an important, cultural activity--one which he has found continuously fascinating in his 37 years as an editor of Scientific American. Selecting four areas--physics, astronomy, geology, and biology--he examines the discoveries which he believes make them the areas of most significant growth at the present time. He has not included medicine because he thinks the greatest changes are yet to come with the further development of molecular biology. Weaving together narratives which include interesting anecdotes about the scientists, the circumstances of their work, historical fact, and scientific facts, Flanagan offers a book that fits together beautifully and makes the point that modern scientists are "travelers on a common road," for advances in one field often have impact on knowledge in another. This book will encourage many readers to become interested in science as a career because of the excitement and vision it conveys. 
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CHAOS: THE NEW SCIENCE, Holte, John
5 Holte, John CHAOS: THE NEW SCIENCE
University Press of America 1993 0819189340 / 9780819189349 Paperback Very Good 
The role of chaos in science and mathematics is examined in detail by the e ssays that comprise this work. Distinguished scholars specializing in mathe matics, physics, and chemistry discuss the following subjects: Fractals, by Benoit Mandelbrot; The Causality Principle, Deterministic Laws and Chaos, by Heinz-Otto Peitgen; The Transition to Chaos, by Mitchell Feigenbaum; Tim e, Dynamics and Chaos: Integrating Poincare's 'Non-Integrable Systems', by Ilya Prigogine; What Is Chaos, by Steve Smale; Chaos and Cosmos: A Theologi cal Approach, by John Polkinghorne; and Chaos and Beyond, by James Gleick. Introduction by John Holte. This volume is number 26 in the Nobel Conferenc e Series. Co-published with the Nobel Conference. 
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THE PLEASURES OF COUNTING, Körner, T. W.
6 Körner, T. W. THE PLEASURES OF COUNTING
Cambridge University Press 1996 0521568234 / 9780521568234 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In this engaging and readable book, Dr. Körner describes a variety of lively topics that continue to intrigue professional mathematicians. The topics range from the design of anchors and the Battle of the Atlantic to the outbreak of cholera in Victorian Soho. The author uses relatively simple terms and ideas, yet explains difficulties and avoids condescension. If you are a mathematician who wants to explain to others how you spend your working days, then seek inspiration here. This book will appeal to everyone interested in the uses of mathematics. 
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MATHEMATICIAN'S DELIGHT (PENGUIN MATHEMATICS), Sawyer, W. W.
7 Sawyer, W. W. MATHEMATICIAN'S DELIGHT (PENGUIN MATHEMATICS)
Penguin Books 1991 0140130349 / 9780140130348 Paperback Good 
'The main object of this book is to dispel the fear of mathematics. Many pe ople regard mathematicians as a race apart, possessed of almost supernatura l powers. While this is very flattering for successful mathematicians, it i s very bad for those who, for one reason or another, are attempting to lear n the subject.'W.W. Sawyer's deep understanding of how we learn and his liv ely, practical approach have made this an ideal introduction to mathematics for generations of readers. By starting at the level of simple arithmetic and algebra and then proceeding step by step through graphs, logarithms and trigonometry to calculus and the dizzying world of imaginary numbers, the book takes the mystery out of maths. Throughout, Sawyer reveals how theory is subordinate to the real-life applications of mathematics - the Pyramids were built on Euclidean principles three thousand years before Euclid formu lated them - and celebrates the sheer intellectual stimulus of mathematics at its best. 
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THINKING IN NUMBERS: ON LIFE, LOVE, MEANING, AND MATH, Tammet, Daniel
8 Tammet, Daniel THINKING IN NUMBERS: ON LIFE, LOVE, MEANING, AND MATH
Little, Brown and Company 2013 0316187372 / 9780316187374 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 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." --Olive r 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 beau tiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Using anecdotes, eve ryday examples, and ruminations on history, literature, and more, Tammet al lows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fracti ons, 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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OVERCOMING MATH ANXIETY, Tobias, Sheila
9 Tobias, Sheila OVERCOMING MATH ANXIETY
W. W. Norton & Company 1995 0393313077 / 9780393313079 Paperback Very Good 
Sheila Tobias said it first: mathematics avoidance is not a failure of inte llect, but a failure of nerve. When this book was first published in 1978, Tobias's political and psychological analysis brought hope and made "math a nxiety" a household expression. The new edition retains the author's pungen t analysis of what makes math "hard" for otherwise successful people and ho w women, more than men, become victims of a gendered view of math. It has b een substantially updated to incorporate new research on what we know and d on't know about "sex differences" in brain organization and function, and i t has been enlarged to include problems, puzzles, and strategies tried out in hundreds of math anxiety workshops Tobias and her colleagues have sponso red. What remains unchanged is the author's politics. She sees "math anxiety" as a political issue. So long as people themselves to be disabled in mathematics and do not rise up and confront the social and pedagogical origins of their disabilities, they will be denied "math mental health." Tobias defines this as "the willingness to learn the math you need when you need it." In an ever more technical society, having that willingness can make the difference between high and low self-esteem, failure and success. 
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S.S.M.THE  NATURE OF MATHEMATICS (NINTH EDITION), Watnik, Steven M.
10 Watnik, Steven M. S.S.M.THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICS (NINTH EDITION)
Brooks/Cole 2001 0534379850 / 9780534379858 Paperback Near Fine 

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THE COMPLEAT STRATEGYST: BEING A PRIMER ON THE THEORY OF GAMES OF STRATEGY, Williams, J. D.
11 Williams, J. D. THE COMPLEAT STRATEGYST: BEING A PRIMER ON THE THEORY OF GAMES OF STRATEGY
Dover Publications 1986 0486251012 / 9780486251011 Paperback Very Good 
When J. D. Williams wrote this entertaining, witty introduction for the non scientist, game theory was still a somewhat mysterious subject familiar to very few scientists beyond those researchers, like himself, working for the military. Now, over thirty years after its original publication as a Rand Corporation research study, his light-hearted though thoroughly effective p rimer is the recognized classic introduction to an increasingly applicable discipline. Used by amateurs, professionals, and students throughout the wo rld in the classroom, on the job, and for personal amusement. 
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