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            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Parker, Matt

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            Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised, and the great minds behind them, with this original, graphic-led book. Applying the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics to ch...art the development of maths through history, the book explores and explains subjects that range from ancient mathematical ideas and inventions, such as prehistoric tally bones and Sumerian multiplication tables, through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe, to the rise of game and group theory more recently Tracing maths through the scientific revolution to its 21st-century use in computers, the internet, and AI, The Maths Book uses an innovative graphic-led approach to make the subject accessible to everyone.
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            ISBN 9780241350362
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets
             

            The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets (Hardback)

            By Farmelo, Graham

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            How math helps us solve the universe's deepest mysteries You must be able to test any physical theory in the real world. To most physicists, this is obvious. But since the 1980s, experimental physics has yielded vanishingly little insight into the fundamental physics of the unive...rse. Meanwhile, some physicists have begun to probe the universe not with proton beams, but with pure math. They're less concerned with testable theories than with the drive to explain nature with mathematical beauty. This approach is often pilloried by traditional scientists, who point out that such approaches have yet to make a correct prediction about the real world. But in The Universe Speaks in Numbers, Graham Farmelo offers a gripping tour of the history of math-based physics and explores why it may be the key to the next big breakthrough in our understanding of the nature of reality
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            ISBN 9780465056651
            Released NZ 28 May 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Understanding Numbers: Simplify life's mathematics. Decode the world around you.: 20 thought-provoking lessons

            Understanding Numbers: Simplify life's mathematics. Decode the world around you.: 20 thought-provoking lessons (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Freiberger, Marianne; Thomas, Rachel

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            Using a unique, visual approach, Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas dissect the mathematics that you rely on every day. From the statistics that underpin our newsfeeds, through the big data that informs our health and finance services, to the algorithms that underpin how we co...mmunicate - mathematics is at the heart of how our modern world functions. In 20 dip-in lessons, Think Mathematically examines how and why mathematics is used and guides you to better understand the numbers that fuel your world.
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            ISBN 9781781318157
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Build+Become
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            A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for our Destiny in Data
             

            A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for our Destiny in Data (Hardback)

            By Boxer, Alexander

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            An illuminating look at the surprising history and science of astrology, civilization's first system of algorithms, from Babylon to the present day.

            ISBN 9780393634846
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty
             

            Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty (Hardback)

            By Stewart, Ian; Read by Vance, Simon

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            A celebrated mathematician explores how math helps make sense of the unpredictable and provides some of the tools people need to better manage the uncertainty that pervades lives.

            ISBN 9781541699472
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Basic Books
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            Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity

            Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity (Hardback)

            By Richeson, David S.

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            A comprehensive look at four of the most famous problems in mathematics Tales of Impossibility recounts the intriguing story of the so-called problems of antiquity, four of the most famous and studied questions in the history of mathematics. First posed by the ancient Greeks, the...se compass and straightedge problems-squaring the circle, trisecting an angle, doubling the cube, and inscribing regular polygons in a circle-have served as ever-present muses for mathematicians for more than two millennia. David Richeson follows the trail of these problems to show that ultimately, their proofs-demonstrating the impossibility of solving them using only a compass and straightedge-depended upon and resulted in the growth of mathematics. Richeson explores how celebrated luminaries, including Euclid, Archimedes, Viete, Descartes, Newton, and Gauss labored to understand the problems of antiquity, and how many major mathematical discoveries were related to these explorations. Though the problems were based in geometry, their resolutions were not, and had to wait until the nineteenth century, when mathematicians had developed the theory of real and complex numbers, analytic geometry, algebra, and calculus. A little-known mathematician named Pierre Wantzel and Ferdinand von Lindemann, through his work on , finally determined the problems were impossible to solve. Along the way, Richeson provides entertaining anecdotes connected to the problems, such as how the Indiana legislature passed a bill setting an incorrect value for , and how Leonardo da Vinci made elegant contributions to the puzzles. Taking readers from the classical period to the present, Tales of Impossibility demonstrates how four unsolvable problems captivated mathematical thinking for centuries.
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            ISBN 9780691192963
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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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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            The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

            The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spiegelhalter, David

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            Every day in the news, we are confronted with a mind-bending range of statistics about the economy, health, unemployment and more, and this information overload has only increased in the wake of the big data revolution. But data does not speak for itself. A basic grasp of statist...ical literacy is more important than ever in order to think critically about the world. In Statistics: The Art of Learning from Data, David Spiegelhalter responds to the growing interest in data science by guiding the reader through the basic statistical principles we need in order not be misled by the numbers. He introduces the fundamental topics in modern statistics - such as data visualization, bias, variability, data-analytics, probability models, discovery, Bayesian inference, and reproducibility - without unnecessary technical detail or equations. Drawing on a range of intriguing contemporary examples and studies, Spiegelhalter uses real world issues to highlight the best (and worst) ways to approach statistical problems. Smart, accessible and packed with the essentials for students and statisticsbewildered readers alike, this book will give you the basic principles for how to derive knowledge from data.
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            ISBN 9780241258767
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Pelican books
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            Maths Unwrapped: The easy way to understand and master mathematics

            Maths Unwrapped: The easy way to understand and master mathematics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ribbing, Mattias; Sundin, Per

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            Unwrap the puzzle of maths forever with this engaging guide to learning how to do maths and remember it.

            ISBN 9781473696129
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Infinite Game

            The Infinite Game (Hardback)

            By Sinek, Simon

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            The New York Times-bestselling author of Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and Together Is Better offers a bold new approach to business strategy by asking one question: are you playing the finite game or the infinite game? In The Infinite Game, Sinek applies game theory to explo...re how great business achieve long-lasting success. He finds that building long-term value and healthy, enduring growth - that playing the infinite game - is the only thing that matters to your business.
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            ISBN 9780241295595
            Released NZ 17 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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