The Mathematical Experience Study Edition

Author by : Philip Davis
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Winner of the 1983 National Book Award! "...a perfectly marvelous book about the Queen of Sciences, from which one will get a real feeling for what mathematicians do and who they are. The exposition is clear and full of wit and humor..." - The New Yorker (1983 National Book Award edition) Mathematics has been a human activity for thousands of years. Yet only a few people from the vast population of users are professional mathematicians, who create, teach, foster, and apply it in a variety of situations. The authors of this book believe that it should be possible for these professional mathematicians to explain to non-professionals what they do, what they say they are doing, and why the world should support them at it. They also believe that mathematics should be taught to non-mathematics majors in such a way as to instill an appreciation of the power and beauty of mathematics. Many people from around the world have told the authors that they have done precisely that with the first edition and they have encouraged publication of this revised edition complete with exercises for helping students to demonstrate their understanding. This edition of the book should find a new generation of general readers and students who would like to know what mathematics is all about. It will prove invaluable as a course text for a general mathematics appreciation course, one in which the student can combine an appreciation for the esthetics with some satisfying and revealing applications. The text is ideal for 1) a GE course for Liberal Arts students 2) a Capstone course for perspective teachers 3) a writing course for mathematics teachers. A wealth of customizable online course materials for the book can be obtained from Elena Anne Marchisotto ([email protected]) upon request.


Early American Scientific Instruments And Their Makers

Author by : Silvio A. Bedini
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Description : Within recent years fairly exhaustive studies have been made on many aspects on American Science and Technology. To make a comprehensive study of American scientific instruments and instrument makers in the American Colonies is no simple matter, partly because of an indifference to the subject in the past, and partly because of the great volume of sources that must be sifted to accomplish it.


Mathematical Works Printed In The Americas 1554 1700

Author by : Bruce Stanley Burdick
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Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : "Burdick's exhaustive research has unearthed numerous examples of books not previously cataloged as mathematical. While it was thought that no mathematical writings in English were printed in the Americas before 1703, Burdick gives scholars one of their first chances to discover Jacob Taylor's 1697 Tenebrae, a treatise on solving triangles and other figures using basic trigonometry. He also goes beyond the English language to discuss works in Spanish and Latin, such as Alonso de la Vera Cruz's 1554 logic text, the Recognitio Summularum; a book on astrology by Enrico Martinez; books on the nature of comets by Carlos de Siguenza y Gongora and Eusebio Francisco Kino; and a 1676 almanac by Feliciana Ruiz, the first woman to produce a mathematical work in the Americas.".


Thinkers And Tinkers

Author by : Silvio A. Bedini
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Description : "This book is not intended to be a comprehensive history of science in the British colonies of North America and the early years of the new nation, or a catalogue of all maps and charts compiled, surveys executed, or instruments made, or indeed a listing of the names of all engaged in these activities. It provides at most an overview of how the practical sciences were required and how they were utilized--with which and for what by whom"--Preface (pg. vii).


Men Of Science In America

Author by : Bernard Jaffe
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Publisher by : Ayer Company Pub
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The Mathematics Teacher

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Latin America 1492 1942

Author by : Alva Curtis Wilgus
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Publisher by : Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Reprint Corporation, 1973 [c1941]
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Outline History Of Latin America

Author by : Alva Curtis Wilgus
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Library Notes

Author by : University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Woman's College. Library
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Technical Book Review Index

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The Publishers Weekly

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New Technical Books

Author by : New York Public Library
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The Great Renewal 1543 1687

Author by : Preserved Smith
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The Art And History Of Book Printing

Author by : Vito Joseph Brenni
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Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : Included in this topical bibliography are 1,060 citations of books, theses, articles, and library, exhibit, and sales catalogs in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and other languages. Topics include reference works, printers' manuals, machinery and materials, printers' marks, and a general history of book printing. Special attention is given to the printing of books in mathematics, medicine, music, religion, and science. Three separate sections cover Hebrew printing, maps, and forgery and fictitious imprints. Additional annotations for certain entries provide information on editions, special features, and other sources of information. Two classified checklists, supplementing the main bibliography, contain a selection of articles on writing, calligraphy, and typography. An author index includes authors, editors, revisers, and writers of annotations and introductions. A subject index provides access to information on the titles and annotations. Cross references facilitate the use of the indexes.


American National Biography

Author by : John Arthur Garraty
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : "AIDS has made a huge impact on our society medically, socially, politically, legally, and psychologically. Sarah Watstein encapsulates this interdisciplinary issue into approximately 4,000 terms and explains them objectively, clearly, and readably for high school students, adults, and medical professionals. The terms include related diseases such as Kaposi's Sarcoma, treatments such as interleukin, jargon-"no code"- and slang-"bareback sex." The appendixes list statistics, toll-free telephone numbers, Web sites, nonprofit and government organizations, clinical trials, databases, and payment assistance programs. Highly recommended for all libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles," American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.


Books By Catholic Authors

Author by : Bridgeport Public Library and Reading Room
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