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            Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?: Discourses on Godel, Magic Hexagrams, Little Red Riding Hood, and Other Mathematical and Pseudoscientific Topics
             

            Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?: Discourses on Godel, Magic Hexagrams, Little Red Riding Hood, and Other Mathematical and Pseudoscientific Topics (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Gardner, Martin

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            In a society begging to be duped, Martin Gardner questions and debunks myths ranging from science and mathematics to literature, philosophy, religion, and mysticism.

            ISBN 9780393325720
            Released NZ 17 Jul 2004
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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            Adam Spencer's World of Numbers
             

            Adam Spencer's World of Numbers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spencer, Adam

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            From the building blocks of life, to the games we play, the food we eat, and the marvels of space, Australia's funniest mathematician is back with a fascinating snapshot of the world of numbers.

            ISBN 9781921134869
            Published NZ 2 Nov 2015
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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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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            Introducing Mathematics: A Graphic Guide

            Introducing Mathematics: A Graphic Guide (Paperback)

            By Sardar, Ziauddin; Ravetz, Jerry; Illustrated by Van Loon, Borin

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            Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.

            ISBN 9781848312975
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2011
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            Series Introducing...
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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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            The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History

            The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History (Hardback)

            By Zellini, Paolo

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            Is mathematics a discovery or an invention? Have we invented numbers or do they truly exist? What sort of reality could we attribute to them? Mathematics has always been a way of understanding and ordering the world: from sacred ancient texts and pre-Socratic philosophers to twen...tieth-century logicians such as Russell and Frege and beyond. In this masterful, elegant book, mathematician and philosopher Paolo Zellini offers a brief cultural and intellectual history of mathematics, from ancient Greece to India to our contemporary obsession with algorithms, showing how mathematical thinking is inextricably linked with philosophical, existential and religious questions - and indeed with our cosmic understanding of the world.
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            ISBN 9780241312179
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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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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            Released NZ 7 Mar 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Prof: Alan Turing Decoded
             

            Prof: Alan Turing Decoded (EPUB ebook)

            By Turing, Dermot

            Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist.Now, Alan Turing's nephew, Dermot Turing, has taken a fresh look at the influences on Alan Turing's life and creativity, and t...he later creation of a legend.
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            ISBN 9780750965248
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            Released NZ 15 Sep 2015
            Publisher Pavilion Books
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            Woo's Wonderful World of Maths
               

            Woo's Wonderful World of Maths (EPUB ebook)

            By Woo, Eddie

            Have you ever wondered why a rainbow is curved? Or why left-handers aren't extinct? How a sunflower is like a synchronised swimmer, or a lightning bolt is like a blood vessel? The answer to all these questions and more can be summed up in one simple word: MATHS. As the inimitable... Eddie Woo explains, maths is not just about numbers. Maths is about patterns, and our universe is extraordinarily patterned. With enthusiasm and wonder, Eddie is here to help us discover these patterns. With engaging clarity and entertaining anecdotes, Eddie demonstrates the intricacy of maths in all the things we love - from music in our iPods to our credit cards. Filled with humour and heart, this book will fascinate, entertain and illuminate the maths that surrounds us. This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book. LONGLISTED FOR THE ABIA GENERAL NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 PRAISE FOR EDDIE WOO "I never thought I'd read a maths book cover to cover, let alone sing its praises. Eddie Woo makes maths fun, accessible and relevant. Now we can all benefit from his extraordinary skill as a teacher." JENNY BROCKIE, journalist and TV host "Not just a great teacher, Woo's Wonderful World of Maths shows Eddie to be a storyteller too. Is there anything the Woo cannot do?" ADAM SPENCER, Ambassador for Mathematics, University of Sydney
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            ISBN 9781760782900
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            Released NZ 25 Sep 2018
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Preparing for Career Selection

            Preparing for Career Selection (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Joosten, Vera

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            Contains carefully selected tests and exercises designed to identify and familiarise you with the skills and aptitudes used by employers to recruit jobs, especially those in the Police Force, Australian Defense Force, and the Public Services.

            ISBN 9780170123136
            Published NZ 8 Sep 2005
            Publisher Cengage Learning Australia
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