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Second hand books on Mathematics & Numeracy
A Mathematician Reads The Newspaper -by- John Allen Paulos (1995). ISBN 0465043623.
The best-selling author of 'Innumeracy' leads us through the pages of the daily newspaper to reveal the hidden mathematical
angles of countless articles; he takes stories that may not seem to involve mathematics at all and demonstrates how
mathematical naivete can put readers at a distinct disadvantage; he investigates the numbers that make the news in
economics and politics, affirmative action, technological risk, health issues, spin-doctoring, sports, recipes, celebrity
features, and more. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 212 pages. (BasicBooks/HarperCollins Publishers, New
York, 1995) In very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
Another Fine Math You've Got Me Into... (Martin Gardner Presents) -by- Ian Stewart (1992). ISBN 0716723417.
Mathematics. Brain-teasing and entertaining puzzles and games which provide a fresh understanding of some significant mathematical
ideas, presented with curious characters and dozens of jokes and puns. Used second hand paperback book. 269 pages. (W H Freeman &
Co, New York, 1992) In fine condition. Weight 550 grams.
Boxes Squares And Other Things A Teacher's Guide For A Unit In Informal Geometry -by- Marion I Walter
(NCTM 75th Anniversary Limited Edition, 5th printing, 1994). First printed in 1970, the material in this book has
stood the test of time and still relevant to the mathematical teachers of today. Used second hand paperback book. 88 pages.
(National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, Virginia, 5th printing, 1994) In fine condition.
Dissections: Plane And Fancy -by- Greg N Frederickson (1997). ISBN 0521571979.
Geometry. Mathematical Puzzles. Geometric dissections are the mathematical art of cutting figures into pieces that can be
rearranged to form other figures, using as few pieces as possible; this book shows you many ingenious ways to solve these
problems and the beautiful constructions you can create, and explains solution methods carefully: new and old types of
slides, strips, steps, tessellations, and exploration of star and polygon structures; only a basic knowledge of high school
geometry is needed. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 310 pages. (Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK.
1997) In fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
Dyslexia And Mathematics -edited- T R Miles & E Miles (Reprint 2002). ISBN 0415049873.
Dyslexia is seen primarily as a limitation in the ability to deal with symbolic material, therefore special
teaching techniques are needed; this book contains a wealth of material on individual cases and on children
of different ages; all the contributors have had experience of teaching dyslexic children at various levels.
Used second hand paperback book. 130 pages. (Routledge, London. Reprint 2002)In fine condition. Weight 200 grams.
Einstein For Dummies E=MC2 -by- Carlos I Calle (2005), Senior Research Scientist at NASA and author of
'Superstrings And Other Things'. ISBN 0764583484. A fun, accessible guide clearly explains Albert Einstein's amazing
theories and the tremendous impact of his discoveries on contemporary life and science; get a glimpse into Einstein's personal
life and beliefs, as well as an overview of the main events that shaped his ideas and laid the groundwork for his accomplishments.
Includes tear-out cheat sheet. Used second hand paperback book. 364 pages. (Wiley Publishing, Inc. 2005) Covers are creased.
Foxing and some marks on edges of pages, else pages are very good. Weight 600 grams.
Five Equations That Changed The World: The Power And Poetry Of Mathematics -by- Michael Guillen (1995).
ISBN 1567314058. The stories of Newton, Bernoulli, Faraday, Clausius, and Einstein are vividly brought to life by
the author, revealing the political conflicts, social upheaval, religious sanctions, family tragedies, and personal
ambitions that contributed to each man's indelible place in history. Used second hand hardback book in dust jacket.
278 pages. (MJF Books, New York. 1995) Some scuffs on dust jacket. Else in very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
In Polya's Footsteps: Miscellaneous Problems And Essays: Dolciani Mathematical Expositions Number 19
(In Pólya's Footsteps) -by- Ross Honsberger (1997). ISBN 00883853264. Mathematics Problem Solving. A book of miscellaneous
mathematical delights; half a dozen essays are sprinkled among some hundred problems, most of which are the easier problems
posed in various olympiads covering combinatorics, geometry, number theory, algebra, and probability along with 25 exercises and
their detailed solutions. Used second hand paperback book. 316 pages. (The Mathematical Association of America. 1997) In fine
condition. Weight 440 grams.
Numbers And Shapes Revisited: More Problems For Young Mathematicians -by- Judita Cofman (1995) (Oxford
Science Publications). ISBN 0198534604. Mathematics Problem Solving. By focussing attention on the links between
patterns of numbers and shapes and on connections between algebraic relations and geometric and combinatorial configuration,
this book aims to motivate deeper study of the concepts related to elementary mathematics, emphasise the importance of the
interrelations between mathematical phenomena, and foster the interplay of ideas involved in problem solving. Used second
hand paperback book. 308 pages. (Oxford University Press, 1995) Rear cover creased in top corner, else in fine condition.
Weight 550 grams.
Numerology Or, What Pythagoras Wrought -by- Underwood Dudley (1997). ISBN 0883855240.
Mathematics. Numerology is the delusion that numbers have power over events, and is a descendent of number
mysticism, which originated with Pythagoras, and is the belief that the contemplation of numbers can give
mystical and non-rational insights into their nature and the nature of the universe; this book provides an
outline of the history of number mysticism and numerology and gives many examples; it includes the Elliott
Wave theorists, who explain the movements of the stock market with Fibonacci numbers, the biorhythmists,
who explain our good and bad days using properties of 23, 28, and 33, the Bible numberists, who find 7s,
11s, 13s, or perfect squares in the Bible, the Pyramidologists, who see all of human history in numbers
derived from measurements of the Great Pyramid of Egypt, the number-of-the-beasters, who view with alarm
those who bear the number 666, the eminent scholar who asserts that Shakespeare wrote his sonnets keeping
triangular numbers in mind (need we go on?). The message of this book is that numbers indeed have power,
not over events, but over human minds. Used second hand paperback book. 316 pages. (W H Freeman & Co, New
York, 1992) In fine condition. Weight 550 grams.
Spline Models For Observational Data (CBMS-NSF Regional Conference Series In Applied Mathematics No. 59)
-by- Grace Wahba (1990). ISBN 0898712440. Statistics. This book provides a rather complete unified treatment of smoothing splines,
starting with the classical polynomial smoothing spline, and including the periodic smoothing spline on a circle, both scalar
and vector-valued splines on the sphere, and thin plane splines in the plane and in higher dimensional Euclidean spaces; in
addition, it treats two special kinds of smoothing splines called partial splines and additive splines; the splines discussed
here have numerous practical applications in data fitting of economical, medical, meteorological, and radiation data; Wahba
provides applications to the solution of Fredholm integral equations of the first kind, fluid flow problems in porous media,
and certain inverse problems. Used second hand paperback book. 170 pages. BKCB0059. (SIAM Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics, Philadelphia, 1990) In fine condition. Weight 300 grams.
Symmetry And Its Discontents Essays On The History Of Inductive Philosophy (Cambridge Studies in Probability,
Induction, and Decision Theory) -by- S L Zabell -general editor- Brian Skyrms (2005). ISBN 052144912X. Statistics. The essays
fall into three broad categories; the first deals with the use of symmetry arguments in inductive probability, in particular their
use of deriving rules of succession (Carnap's 'continuum of inductive methods'); the second group deals with four outstanding
individuals who made lasting contributions to probability and statistics in very different ways: Frank Ramsay, R A Fisher, Alan
Turing, and Abraham de Moivre; the last group deals with the problem of 'predicting the unpredictable': making predictions when
the range of possible outcomes is unknown in advance. Used second hand paperback book. 284 pages. (Cambridge University Press,
Cambridge, 2005) Very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
The Fifty-Nine Icosahedra -by- H S M Coxeter, P Du Val, H T Flather & J F Petrie. Third Edition 1999.
ISBN 1899618325. Geometry. This paper enumerates & describes the polyhedra that can be derived from the five Platonic solids by
stellation, i.e. by extending or 'producing' the faces until they meet again, always preserving the rotational symmetry of the
original solid. Illustrated with black & white photographs and line drawings. Used second hand paperback book. 72 pages.
(Tarquin Publications, Diss, Norfolk, UK. 3rd Edition 1999) In very good condition. Weight 200 grams.
The Moment Of Proof: Mathematical Epiphanies -by- Donald C Benson (1999). ISBN 0195117212.
Mathematics. An introduction to the pleasures of mathematical thinking. When Archimedes, while bathing, suddenly hit
upon the principle of buoyancy, he ran naked through the streets, crying 'eureka!'; in this delightful book the author attempts
to convey to general readers the feeling of 'eureka!' that mathematicians feel when they first encounter an elegant
proof; it is packed with intriguing conundrums: Loyd's Fifteen Puzzle, the Petersburg Paradox, the Chaos Game, the Monty Hall
Problem, the Prisoners' Dilemma, as well as many mathematical curiosities; learn how to perform 'casting out nines' and Russian
peasant multiplication, which actually works; the author takes you step by step through many mathematical wonders.
Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 331 pages. (Oxford University Press. 1999) A few marks on edges of pages, else
in fine condition. Weight 900 grams.
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