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              Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics

              Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics (Hardback)

              By Williams, Talithia

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              The Women of Mathematics is a fascinating, illustrated book examines the lives and work of history's most preeminent female mathematicians.

              ISBN 9781631064852
              Released NZ 21 Feb 2018
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

              Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Holt, Nathalia

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              Holt reveals the fascinating untold story of the heroic women who made America's space program possible. --Cate Lineberry, author of The Secret Rescue

              ISBN 9780316338905
              Released NZ 14 Mar 2017
              Publisher Little, Brown
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              Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game - Updated Edition
                

              Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game - Updated Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              Preface by Hodges, Andrew; Foreword by Hofstadter, Douglas R.

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              The book that inspired the film The imitation game.

              ISBN 9780691164724
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2014
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Language (English)
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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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              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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              Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
                

              Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors (EPUB ebook)

              By Parker, Matt

              **The First Ever Maths Book to be a No.1 Bestseller** 'Wonderful ... superb' Daily MailWhat makes a bridge wobble when it's not meant to? Billions of dollars mysteriously vanish into thin air? 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 happens 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.Mathematics doesn't have good 'people skills', but we would all be better off, he argues, if we saw it as a practical ally. 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 9780141989136
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              Language en
              Released NZ 7 Mar 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              It All Adds Up: The Story of People and Mathematics

              It All Adds Up: The Story of People and Mathematics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Launay, Mickael; Translated by Wilson, Stephen S.

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              THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Most people enjoy maths - the problem is they don't know that they do. This revolutionary and accessible exploration of the role of mathematics as an historical aide to human activity will change the general public's relationship to numbers for the be...tter.
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              ISBN 9780008283940
              Released NZ 19 Nov 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Mathematics of Secrets: Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption
               

              The Mathematics of Secrets: Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption (PDF ebook)

              By Holden, Joshua

              Explaining the mathematics of cryptographyThe Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography-the science of sending secret messages. Using a wide range of historical anecdotes and real-world examples, Joshua Holden shows how math...ematical principles underpin the ways that different codes and ciphers work. He focuses on both code making and code breaking and discusses most of the ancient and modern ciphers that are currently known. He begins by looking at substitution ciphers, and then discusses how to introduce flexibility and additional notation. Holden goes on to explore polyalphabetic substitution ciphers, transposition ciphers, connections between ciphers and computer encryption, stream ciphers, public-key ciphers, and ciphers involving exponentiation. He concludes by looking at the future of ciphers and where cryptography might be headed. The Mathematics of Secrets reveals the mathematics working stealthily in the science of coded messages.A blog describing new developments and historical discoveries in cryptography related to the material in this book is accessible at http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10826.html.
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              ISBN 9780691184555
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              Language en
              Released NZ 2 Oct 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe

              Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe (Hardback, Main)

              By Strogatz, Steven

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              A magisterial history of calculus (and the people behind it) from one of the world's foremost popularisers of mathematics.

              ISBN 9781786492944
              Released NZ 4 Apr 2019
              Publisher Atlantic Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical
               

              Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical (Paperback)

              By Ball, Johnny

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              An all-encompassing history of mathematics from beloved TV presenter Johnny Ball.

              ISBN 9781472939975
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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