The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures

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Author: Malba Tahan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393254313

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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“A great storyteller.”—Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist Malba Tahan is the creation of a celebrated Brazilian mathematician looking for a way to bring some of the mysteries and pleasures of mathematics to a wider public. The adventures of Beremiz Samir, The Man Who Counted, take the reader on a journey in which, time and again, Samir summons his extraordinary mathematical powers to settle disputes, give wise advice, overcome dangerous enemies, and win for himself fame, fortune, and rich rewards. We learn of previous mathematicians and come to admire Samir’s wisdom and patience. In the grace of Tahan’s telling, these stories hold unusual delights for the reader.

The Man who Counted

A Collection of Mathematical Adventures

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Author: Malba Tahan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393309348

Category: Games

Page: 244

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Features thirty-four mathematical puzzles presented in the form of stories

The Man Who Counted

A Collection of Mathematical Adventures

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Author: Malba Tahan

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393351477

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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A collection of famous mathematical puzzles, taken from a popular newspaper column, features the "writings" of the fictional author, Malba Tahan, who describes different mathematical puzzles and solutions applied to real situations. Simultaneous.

Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales: The Book

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Author: Theoni Pappas

Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 55

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A new treasure trove of stories that make mathematical ideas come to life with an unusual cast of characters. This book explores mathematical concepts and topics such as real numbers, exponents, dimensions, and geometry in both serious and humorous ways. 50 line drawings.

The Further Adventures of Penrose, the Mathematical Cat

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Author: Theoni Pappas

Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 117

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An illustrated tale about the adventures of a mathematical cat; introducing the concept of pi, symmetry, and multiplication through a series of puzzles, games, charts, worksheets, and tables.

The Number Devil

A Mathematical Adventure

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Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781862078284

Category: Children's stories

Page: 264

View: 9782

Twelve-year-old Robert hates his maths teacher. He sets his class boring problems and won't let them use their calculators. Then in his dreams Robert meets the Number Devil who brings the subject magically to life, illustrating with wit and charm a world in which numbers can amaze and fascinate, where maths is nothing like the dreary, difficult process that so many of us dread. The Number Devil knows how to make maths devilishly simple.

Lost in Lexicon

An Adventure in Words and Numbers

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Author: Pendred Noyce

Publisher: Scarletta Press

ISBN: 0983021937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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"If this is an adventure, we should just plunge in..." When thirteen-year-old cousins Ivan and Daphne go on a treasure hunt in the rain one summer day, they never expect to stumble into a whole new world where words and numbers run wild. After the cousins outwit a plague of punctuation, grateful villagers beg them to find Lexicon's missing children, who have been enticed away by dancing lights in the sky. Trekking between villages in search of clues, the cousins encounter a talking thesaurus, a fog of forgetting, the Mistress of Metaphor, a panel of poets, feuding parts of speech, and the illogical mathematicians of Irrationality. When a careless Mathemystical reflects them across the border into the ominous Land of Night, their peril deepens. Kidnapped, imprisoned, and mesmerized—with time running out—will Ivan and Daphne find a way to solve the mystery of the lights in the sky and restore the lost children of Lexicon to their homes? Lost in Lexicon will whisk children away into an interactive and magical world of learning.

Puzzles from Penrose the Mathematical Cat

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Author: Theoni Pappas

Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra

ISBN: 9781884550706

Category: Games

Page: 160

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The famous mathematical cat Penrose takes us on a trip though puzzleland, while sharing fascinating and challenging puzzles in this uniquely designed mini book. Each page's puzzle is introduced by our star Penrose or one of his quirky friends. Readers are treated to page after page of Penrose antics and problems, while the over 100 mind teasers stimulate and engage its readers gray cells, This book's mini format and fun graphics makes it hard to resist picking up, and its characters and puzzles are sure to entertain both kids or adults.

Math Trek

Adventures in the Math Zone

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Author: Ivars Peterson,Nancy Henderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470624692

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Read Any Good Math Lately?

Children's Books for Mathematical Learning, K-6

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Author: David Jackman Whitin

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780435083342

Category: Education

Page: 206

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Suggests fiction and nonfiction works which can be used to teach an assortment of mathematical concepts, such as addition, multiplication, fractions, and measurement

The Adventures of Penrose, the Mathematical Cat

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 114

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Penrose the cat explores and experiences a variety of mathematical concepts, including infinity, the golden rectangle, and impossible figures.

The Number Devil

A Mathematical Adventure

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Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1429932422

Category: Mathematics

Page: 260

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The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration. In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without . As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into mathematical theory, where ideas eventually take flight, until everyone-from those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their heads-winds up marveling at what numbers can do. Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a true polymath, the kind of superb intellectual who loves thinking and marshals all of his charm and wit to share his passions with the world. In The Number Devil, he brings together the surreal logic of Alice in Wonderland and the existential geometry of Flatland with the kind of math everyone would love, if only they had a number devil to teach it to them.

Math and Magic in Wonderland

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Author: Lilac Mohr

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532894428

Category:

Page: 256

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Galileo, Newton, Descartes, and Pascal too, All followed rabbit trails that led to something new. Lulu and Elizabeth are two girls who love to play with numbers, words, and (on occasion) toy swords. Join them on a grand adventure, where classic math and logic riddles lead the way through a world inspired by Lewis Carroll's poetry. Filled with engaging puzzles, tidbits about famous mathematicians, and a dash of humor, this interactive book is sure to inspire adults and children, alike, to follow their own rabbit trails into the magical world of mathematics.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

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Author: Robert Kanigel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476763496

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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A biography of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. The book gives a detailed account of his upbringing in India, his mathematical achievements, and his mathematical collaboration with English mathematician G. H. Hardy. The book also reviews the life of Hardy and the academic culture of Cambridge University during the early twentieth century.

Alex's Adventures in Numberland

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Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408809591

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

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A hugely enjoyable, brilliantly researched explanation of the basic principles of maths.

Math Trek 2

A Mathematical Space Odyssey

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Author: Ivars Peterson,Nancy Henderson

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780471315711

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9935

Take a wild and Wonderful Voyage Through the Universe of Mathematics! Just imagine how much fun it would be to explore the fourth dimension! Play baseball on an asteroid! Ride an alien bike with square wheels! Let Math Trek 2 take you on an intergalactic excursion as you master dizzying mathematical concepts on your home planet of Earth! While playing games and solving puzzles, you can explore mind-boggling mental mysteries and investigate hidden patterns in the universe. From strange number sequences and bizarre buckyballs to random walks, you’ll be amazed at the mathematical concepts you’ll soon comprehend. So let Math Trek 2 take you on a fantastic space odyssey where you can look for a pi in the sky, get stuck in galactic gridlock, and sail away to the planet of the shapes!

Math and Magic in Camelot

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Author: Lilac Mohr

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542694551

Category: Animals, Mythical

Page: 288

View: 4463

When Lulu and Elizabeth find themselves in Camelot, they are expecting to meet King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Instead, the twins enter the world of the Lily Maidens, an organization of women who travel through legends and time in pursuit of knowledge. But dark forces are uniting against the Kingdom; Merlin, the Black Pig, and a vast army of men and mythological beasts are marching for Camelot's gate. Only the magic of science, mathematics, and poetry can preserve honor's code and defend the Kingdom against the impending onslaught of evil.

The Grapes of Math

How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

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Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451640129

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 5538

From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to uncover the world’s favourite number, and meets a mathematician who looks for universes in his garage. He attends the World Mathematical Congress in India, and visits the engineer who designed the first roller-coaster loop. Get hooked on math as Alex delves deep into humankind’s turbulent relationship with numbers, and reveals how they have shaped the world we live in.

Bedrock

Writers on the Wonders of Geology

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Author: Lauret E. Savoy,Eldridge M. Moores,Judith E. Moores

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595340221

Category: Science

Page: 339

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Novelists, poets, artists, anthropologists, traditional elders, philosophers, and naturalists come together to create a geological portrait of the Earth — from the violence of earthquakes and erupting volcanoes to epochal patterns in stone and the sinuous flow of rivers. With insights from many cultures and across time, Bedrock wonderfully illuminates the geology of our home planet. The book is organized into sections that deal with rock and stone; deep time; earthquakes and faults; volcanoes and eruptions; rivers to the sea; mountains and high¬lands; wind and desert; the flow of ice; and the life of the Earth. Insightful, penetrating, and provocative, the works are written from many positions — traditional and indigenous as well as Western scientific. Bedrock bridges specialized science and ordinary existence, providing a fascinating portrait of the forces that have shaped the Earth and giving readers a sense of the geologic experience encompassing their lives.