General - Mathematics

Absolute Zero And The Conquest Of Cold by Tom Shachtman
For everyone who loves history or science or who has ever sighed with pleasure on entering an air conditioned room. Absolute zero is 235 degrees celsius.  $25.00

The Adventures Of Penrose The Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas
Pappas brings the joy of discovery to the subject of mathematics. This book is aimed at the grammar school audience. It is understandable to adults who can then bring the joy of mathematics to youngsters – encouraging their curiosity and pleasure in the subject. $10.95

Adventures With Impossible Figures by Bruno Ernst
For those who may not know, Escher is the gentleman who creates those wonderful pictures where you do not know whether you are coming or going. Bruno Ernst is the person who taught him. This book explains it all. The concepts are not esoteric. The procedure is simple. You can create your own optical conundrums once you understand the principles. $16.95

AHA by Martin Gardner
If you love brain teasers and logic puzzles, this book is for you. $14.95

Amazing Logic Puzzles by Norman D. Willis $9.95

Are You As Smart As You Think? by Terry Stickels
150 original mathematical, logical, and spatial-visual puzzles for all levels of puzzle solvers. $13.95

The Astronomy Cafe by Sten Odenwald
365 questions and answers from the program "Ask The Astronomer". $14.95

A Beautiful Mind By Sylvia Nasar
A biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr. A mathematical prodigy, at the age of thirty he had a complete breakdown. He subsequently recovered and went on to win the Nobel prize. $16.00

Bucky Works by J Baldwin
Buckminster Fuller was a remarkable man. Before Fuller, the standard flat map was a mercator projection. We are all familiar with them They’re the ones that make Greenland look as big as South America. In other words, the further from the equator, the greater the distortion of the land masses.  Somewhere, back in the 1940’s, when LIFE magazine was in “every” household, I first met up with one of Buckminster Fuller’s great ideas. He took the surface of the globe and transformed it into a series of triangles. Then you laid them out on a flat surface. This got rid of the distortions. It also enabled you to reassemble the pieces to leave the oceans whole and the continents split.  This change of presentation gave new emphasis to ocean currents and hence fresh views of their effect on exploration.  In addition, Fuller used his concept to create great spherical structures that included the US pavilion at Expo in Montreal in 1967. I also had a wonderful hemispherical jungle gym for my children created in the same manner. Buckminster Fuller was a true original thinker. $19.95

The Character Of Physical Law by Richard Feynman
Richard Feynman is universally admired by his fellow scientists. He was a brilliant, iconoclastic, influential physicist with a unique ability to bring his subject to life to the non-physicist. $15.95   

Codes, Puzzles And Conspiracy by Dennis Shasha
A new mathematical thriller from Dr. Eco... A fictional mathematical detective story. $12.95

Conquering Math Phobia by Calvin C. Clausen
A painless primer. $16.95

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stevenson
Science fiction. $16.00

Einstein’s Dreams by Allen Lightman
At one time it was said that only 3 people understood Einstein’s theory of relativity. Times have changed. Once the concept was “digested”, scientific thought has gone on to further study of fascinating concepts about the universe. This book is a beautiful work of fiction that explores the nature of creativity. $8.95

Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
Superstrings, hidden dimensions and the quest for the ultimate theory. $15.00

Exploring Mathematics All Around You by Theoni Pappas $10.95

Extraordinary Minds by Howard Gardner
Portraits for exceptional individuals (Mozart, Virginia Woolf, Freud and Ghandi) and an examination of our own extraordinaryness. $11.00

Fibbonaci Fun by Trudi, Hammel, and Garland
Fibbonaci is the latest name used to describe a logarithmic spiral also known as a helical curve. DNA is a double helix. The Golden Rectangle about which we were taught in art class is based on the fibbonaci  curve. The curve can also be seen on the top of a violin. All flowers unfold in a fibbonaci spiral. The more you read about it, the more you will go on to observe that nature isn’t as random as it looks. $12.95  

Five Equations That Changed The World, The Power And Poetry Of Mathematics by Michael Guillen
Mr Guillen is the science editor of the ABC TV Good Morning show. $13.95 

Five Golden Rules by John L. Casti
General theories of twentieth century mathematics and why they matter. $16.95

Fractals, Googols, And Other Mathematical Tales by Theoni Pappas
Great fun for grades 6 through 12 and for interested adults too. $9.95

Gotcha by Martin Gardner
Paradoxes to puzzle and delight. A master of explaining difficult concepts in witty and precise language. $14.95

Images of Infinity by The Leapfrogs Group
A collection of drawings, writings, photographs, stories, poetry, and cartoons, all revolving around the problems, paradoxes and theories about the infinite and the infinitesimal. For ages 12 and up. $18.95

Is Anybody Out There?
Big Bang
Black Holes
By Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest
Three great books for all ages regarding the universe. They are $16.95 each and well worth it.
 

Issaac Asimov's Robot City by Michael P. Kube-McDowell and Michael McQuay $14.00

The Joy Of Mathematics - Discovering Mathematics All Around You
More Joy Of Mathematics - Exploring Mathematics All Around You
by Theoni Pappas
For teachers, these are a marvelous pair of resource books. For those who teach grammar school, and must teach all subjects, these books give a fresh approach to a subject they are not always comfortable with. For students, they are a great source of interesting math problems. $10.95 each

The Joy of Pi by David Blatner
We all use the number. How was it discovered? Are you aware that it never divides out evenly?  What is its history? Who discovered it? $12.00     

Jungles Of Randomness by Ivars Peterson
A mathematical safari. $14.95

Just Six Numbers by Martin Rees
The deep forces that shape the universe. The profound connections between stars and atoms.$22.00

Keys To Infinity by Clifford A. Pickover $16.95

Knotted Doughnuts And Other Mathematical Entertainments by Martin Gardner $14.95 

Life By The Numbers by Keith Devlin
Math as a tool for understanding just about everything. We're talking about understanding virtual reality, leopard spots and viruses. The discussion reveals career opportunities. $18.95

The Magic Of Mathematics by Theoni Pappas
Discovering the spell of mathematics.

The Magical Maze by Ian Stewart
Seeing the world through mathematical eyes. $16.95

Math And Music by Garland, Kahn, and Stenstedt
The harmonious connections between math and music. $14.95

Math Equals by Teri Perl
Contains the biographies of important women mathematicians over the last several thousand years plus presentations of their discoveries. $20.95

Math For Kids And Other People Too by Theoni Pappas
Another great book for grades 6 through 12. Again, by introducing a lighter note and offering math puzzles for extra credit, math class can become more lively. $10.95

The Mathematical Experience by Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersh $18.00

Mathematical Models by H. M. Cundy and A.P. Rollett $18.95

The Mathematical Tourist by Ivars Peterson
New and updated snapshots of modern mathematics. $14.95

The Mathematical Universe by William Dunham
A alphabetical journey through the great proofs, problems, and personalities. $17.95

The Mensa Book Of Words, Word Games, Puzzles And Oddities by Dr. Abbie F. Salny $10.00

Minds, Machines, And The Multiverse by Julian Brown
The quest for the quantum computer. $30.00

My Brain Is Open by Bruce Schechter
The mathematical journeys of Paul Erdos, the legendary Hungarian mathematician. $13.00

The New Ambidextrous Universe by Martin Gardner
Symmetry and asymmetry from mirror reflections to superstrings. $14.95

Number Sense by Stanislas Dehaene
How the mind creates mathematics. $25.00

The Rainbow Of Mathematics – A History Of The Mathematical Sciences by Ivor Grattan-Guiness
The story of how numbers were invented and harnessed. A passionate physical saga. $19.95

Science And The Founding Fathers by I. Bernard Cohen
Science in the political thought of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and James Madison. $15.95

Six Easy Pieces by Richard P. Feynman
Essentials of physics explained by its most brilliant teacher. $12.00

Strength In Numbers by Sherman K. Stein
Discovering the joy and power of mathematics in everyday life. $16.95

Synchronicity by F. David Peat
The bridge between matter and mind. $14.95

The Big Idea:
     Einstein And Relativity
     Curie And Radioactivity
     Newton And Gravity
     Crick, Watson And DNA
     $9.95 each

Time Travel And Other Mathematical Bewilderments by Martin Gardner $14.95

This New Ocean by William E. Burrows
The story of the first space age. $16.95

A Tour Of The Calculus by David Berlinski
A writer with a sense of humor and a readable writing style on a very intellectual subject. $14.00

Tuva Or Bust! by Ralph Leighton
Ralph Feynman's last journey. Tannu Tuva is a remote mountainous area deep in Siberia. If you are a stamp collector, the name will be very familiar to you. $13.95

The Universe In The Teacup by K. C. Cole
The mathematics of truth and beauty. $13.00

When Things Start To Think by Neil Gershenfeld $14.00

Who Tells the Truth by Adam Case
A collection of logical puzzles to make you think. $5.50

Why Do Buses Come in Threes? By Rob Eastaway and Jeremy Wyndham 
Discover the explanation for two presidents dying on the same day; how many people need to be in a room before you find 2 people with the same birthday, etc.  $14.95

Why Geese Don't Get Obeese (And We Do) by Eric P. Widmaier
How evolution's strategies for survival effect our everyday lives. $14.95

The Whys Of A Philosophical Scrivener by Martin Gardner $17.95

Wind by Jan DeBlieu
How the flow of air has shaped life, myth, and the land. $24.00

Women And Numbers by Teri Perl
Another book on important women mathematicians plus some of their discovery activities. $15.95

The World's Most Famous Mathematical Problem by Marilyn Vos Sevant
The proof of Fermat's last theorum and other mathematical mysteries. $8.95

You Are A Mathematician by David Wells
A wise and witty introduction to the joy of numbers. $24.95

For your intellectual pleasure, try Problems And Projects under Students - Mathematics.



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