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E: The Story of a Number
E: The Story of a Number
Maor attempts to give the irrational number e its rightful standing alongside pi as a fundamental constant in science and nature; he succeeds very well.... Maor writes so that both mathematical newcomers and long-time professionals alike can thoroughly enjoy his book, learn something new, and witness the ubiquity of mathematical ideas in...
Acid Christ: Ken Kesey, LSD and the Politics of Ecstasy
Acid Christ: Ken Kesey, LSD and the Politics of Ecstasy

From the literary wonder boy to the countercultural guru whose cross-country bus trip inspired The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, this candid biography chronicles the life and times of cultural icon Ken Kesey from the 1960s through the 1980s. Presenting an incisive...

The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers
The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers
"...delightful...accessible to anyone who enjoys or enjoyed high school mathematics. Mathematics teachers from middle school through college will find this book fun to read and useful in the classroom. The authors consider more properties, relationships, and applications of the Fibonacci numbers than most other sources do...I enjoyed reading...
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

An affectionate if impressionistic portrayal of one of the century's greatest and strangest mathematicians. Though little known among nonmathematicians, Erdos, who died in 1996 at age 83, was a legend among his colleagues. According to Hoffman (Archimedes' Revenge, 1988), the Hungarian was so devoted to mathematics that he went without...

The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography
The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography

The Life of William Shakespeare is a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare's life and works focusing on oftern neglected literary and historical contexts: what Shakespeare read, who he worked with as an author and an actor, and how these various collaborations may have affected his writing. Written by an eminent...

Milestones in Matrix Computation: The selected works of Gene H. Golub with commentaries
Milestones in Matrix Computation: The selected works of Gene H. Golub with commentaries
At a meeting in Moscow in June 2005, Gil Strang suggested that there be a collection of Gene Golub's work to highlight his many important contributions to numerical analysis. The three of us were honored to undertake this pleasant task, with publication timed for February "29", 2007, the 75th anniversary of Gene's birth.

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God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now
God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now
At the heart of the Bible is a moral and ethical call to fight unjust superpowers, whether they are Babylon, Rome, or even America.

From the divine punishment and promise found in Genesis through the revolutionary messages of Jesus and Paul, John Dominic Crossan reveals what the Bible has to say about land and economy, violence and...

Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software
Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software
In 1984, Richard Stallman launched the GNU Project for the purpose of developing a complete UNIX-like operating system that would allow for free software use. What he developed was the GNU operating system. (GNU is a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not UNIX,'' and it is pronounced guh-NEW. Linux is a variant of the GNU operating system.) This...
Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra
Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra
Prime Obsession taught us not to be afraid to put the math in a math book. Unknown Quantity heeds the lesson well. So grab your graphing calculators, slip out the slide rules, and buckle up! John Derbyshire is introducing us to algebra through the ages—and it promises to be just what his die-hard fans have been waiting...
Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture (Three Volume Set)
Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture (Three Volume Set)

"With a strong interdisciplinary approach to a subject that does not lend itself easily to the reference format, this work may not seem to support directly academic programs beyond general research, but it is a more thorough and up-to-date treatment than Taylor and Francis’s 1994 Encyclopedia of...

Design of Ultra Wideband Antenna Matching Networks: Via Simplified Real Frequency Technique (Signals and Communication Technology)
Design of Ultra Wideband Antenna Matching Networks: Via Simplified Real Frequency Technique (Signals and Communication Technology)
Design of Ultra Wideband Antenna Matching Networks: via Simplified Real Frequency Technique (SRFT) will open up a new horizon for design engineers, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students to construct multi-band and ultra wideband antenna matching networks for antennas which in turn will push the edge of technology to manufacture...
Imaging Dopamine
Imaging Dopamine
Since its discovery 50 years ago, brain dopamine has been implicated in the control of movement and cognition, and is concerned with diverse brain diseases such as Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia and drug addiction. This book is an illustrated biography of the dopamine molecule, from its synthesis in the brain to its signalling mechanisms and...
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