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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1592574718

"Cast off the curse of calculus "
Students no longer have anything to fear: "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus, Second Edition," is here. Like its predecessor, it was created with an audience of students working toward a non-science related degree in mind. A non-intimidating, easy-to-understand textbook companion, this new edition has more explanatory graphs and illustrations and double the number of practice problems.
First edition of this book has sold more copies than any of the other 70+ books on the subject
Twice as many practice problems in this second edition
More college students are now required to take calculus in college than ever before
Author is an award-winning calculus teacher praised for his ability to make this topic fun and approachable
His website,, reaches thousands of students every month"

The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number
The Golden Ratio
The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0767908155

Offers a look at phi, or "the golden ratio," discovered by Euclid more than two thousand years ago, examining the meaning of this remarkable mathematical proportion in terms of science, biology, philosophy, and other fields.

Easy As Pi: The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day
Easy As Pi
The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day
Hardcover      ISBN: 1606521349

With Easy as Pi, you'll have instant access to a breadth of knowledge and impress your friends Whether you need homework help or want to win that trivia game, this series is the trusted source for fun facts.

Have you ever wondered what makes "seventh heaven" and "cloud nine" so blissful and the number 13 so unlucky? Here's the "4-1-1" on the origins of numerical expressions and the importance of numbers in fiction, film, culture, and religion, including:
  • How 007 became James Bond's number
  • Imaginary numbers and how they exist
  • How the binary system manages to say so much with only two numbers
  • That bedding has nothing to do with being "three sheets to the wind"
  • The burning literary question: Why did Ray Bradbury name his novel Fahrenheit 451?
  • Which block of Social Security numbers will never be assigned to anyone
  • With Easy as Pi, you'll soon impress your friends with your knowledge of numbers--even if you're math averse. Make this and all of the Blackboard Books(tm) a permanent fixture on your shelf, and you'll have instant access to a breadth of knowledge. Whether you need homework help or want to win that trivia game, this series is the trusted source for fun facts.
    The Great Equations: Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg
    The Great Equations
    Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg
    Paperback      ISBN: 0393337936

    While we may be familiar with some of science's greatest equations, we may not know that each and every equation emerged not in "Eureka " moments but in years of cultural developments and scientific knowledge. With vignettes full of humor, drama, and eccentricity, philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease shares the stories behind ten of history's greatest equations, from the "first equation," 1 + 1 = 2, which promises a rational, well-ordered world, to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, which reveals the limitations of human knowledge. For every equation, Crease provides a brief account of who discovered it, what dissatisfactions lay behind its discovery, and what the equation says about the nature of our world.

    From Here to Infinity
    From Here to Infinity
    Paperback      ISBN: 0192832026

    In this retitled and revised edition of The Problems of Mathematics, renowned mathematician Ian Stewart gives math buffs and non-technical readers--as well as students of the subject--the perfect guide to today's mathematics. This challenging and fascinating book includes three new chapters that cover the most recent developments in the mathematics field, including one on Kepler's sphere-packing problem, to which a solution has been at last announced after a wait of 380 years.
    Stewart, a particularly gifted mathematician and writer, shows us not only that math can be explained in everyday language, but that it can be downright fun as well. Puzzle solvers especially will delight in accounts of puzzles like Fermat's famous theorem, manifolds (a kind of mathematical origami in many dimensions), and the patterns in chaos. And what reader wouldn't want probability theory explained by demonstrating how to maximize one's lottery winnings?
    According to From Here to Infinity, good mathematics has an air of economy and an element of surprise. One could easily make the same claim for this instructive, amusing, and sometimes mind-boggling book.

    Help Your Kids With Math: A Uniques Step-by-step Visual Guide
    Help Your Kids With Math
    A Uniques Step-by-step Visual Guide
    1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 075664979x

    Studying math is often a source of great anxiety for children and also proves troublesome for parents helping with their homework.

    Using uniquely accessible illustrated stress-free approach, "Help Your Kids with Math" looks at every aspect of math, from simple sums to simultaneous equations, and explains each facet in easily understandable language so that adults and kids can master the subject together.

    In "Help Your Kids with Math" tricky concepts are explored and examined step-by-step, so that even the most math-phobic individual will be able to approach and solve complex problems with confidence.

    2014 National Parenting Publications Silver Award Winner

    The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
    The Drunkard's Walk
    How Randomness Rules Our Lives
    Paperback      ISBN: 0307275175

    With the born storyteller's command of narrative and imaginative approach, Leonard Mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profoundly informed by chance and randomness and how everything from wine ratings and corporate success to school grades and political polls are less reliable than we believe.

    By showing us the true nature of chance and revealing the psychological illusions that cause us to misjudge the world around us, Mlodinow gives us the tools we need to make more informed decisions. From the classroom to the courtroom and from financial markets to supermarkets, Mlodinow's intriguing and illuminating look at how randomness, chance, and probability affect our daily lives will intrigue, awe, and inspire.

    A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
    A Beautiful Mind
    The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
    Paperback      ISBN: 0743224574

    In a masterful blend of biography and science writing, Nasar traces John Forbes Nash, Jr.'s rise to the heights of intellectual achievement and his harrowing descent from eccentricity to insanity. Released as a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe and Ed Harris.

    Cliffsquickreview Algebra II
    Cliffsquickreview Algebra II
    Paperback      ISBN: 0764563718

    CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. Whether you're looking for an in-depth treatment of the entire subject matter or occasional reinforcement of key algebra concepts, this is the place to find it.

    The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Politics, and in L Ife
    The Numbers Game
    The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Politics, and in L Ife
    1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1592404855
    The Strunk and White of statistics team up to help the average person navigate the numbers in the news

    Drawing on their hugely popular BBC Radio 4 show More or Less, journalist Michael Blastland and internationally known economist Andrew Dilnot delight, amuse, and convert American mathphobes by showing how our everyday experiences make sense of numbers.

    The radical premise of The Numbers Game is to show how much we already know and give practical ways to use our knowledge to become cannier consumers of the media. If you've ever wondered what "average" really means, whether the scare stories about cancer risk should convince you to change your behavior, or whether a story you read in the paper is biased (and how), you need this book. Blastland and Dilnot show how to survive and thrive on the torrent of numbers that pours through everyday life.