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... A History of Mathematics: From Mesopotamia to Modernity
A History of Mathematics covers the evolution of mathematics through time and across the major Eastern and Western civilizations. It begins in Babylon, then describes the trials and tribulations of the Greek mathematicians. The important, and often neglected, influence of both Chinese and Islamic mathematics is covered in detail,...
The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla (Lost Science)
While a large portion of the European family has been surging westward during the last three or four
hundred years, settling the vast continents of America, another, but smaller, portion has been doing
frontier work in the Old World, protecting the rear by beating back the "unspeakable Turk" and
reclaiming gradually the...
Practical Risk Management In early 1995 people were glued to their television sets watching the aftermath of a very large earthquake in the city of Kobe in western Japan. Little did they suspect the deep-seated implications of this event on the financial markets in general, and on the Bank of England in particular. The earthquake caused a major sell-off in the already... Al- Ghazali's Philosophical Theology The Muslim thinker al-Ghazali (d. 1111) was one of the most influential theologians and philosophers of Islam and has been considered an authority in both Western and Islamic philosophical traditions. Born in northeastern Iran, he held the most prestigious academic post in Islamic theology in Baghdad, only to renounce the position and teach at...
Prince of Mathematics: Carl Friedrich Gauss The author narrates the life of Carl Friedrich Gauss, the 18th century mathematician, from his prodigious childhood to his extraordinary achievements that earned him the title "Prince of Mathematics". Along the way, the author introduces her readers to a different culture, the era of small states in Germany where advancement on merits,... Sams Teach Yourself Django in 24 Hours In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will be able to build full-featured production websites using Django, the powerful web development framework based on Python.
Designed for experienced website developers who have at least some familiarity with the Python programming language,...
The Black Death (Great Historic Disasters)
In 1346, Europe was hit by the worst natural disaster
in its recorded history: the Black Death. Generally
believed to be a combination of bubonic plague and two
other plague strains, the Black Death ravaged the length and
breadth of Europe from Sicily to Norway, from Ireland to Russia,
for five terrible years. Scholars can...
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