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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...

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.

Gene
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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...
British Military History For Dummies (History, Biography & Politics)
British Military History For Dummies (History, Biography & Politics)
"a ‘who, what, when, where and why’ of military events in Britain from the Romans to the present day." (Family Tree Magazine, September 2007)

"Although the chapter titles and subtitles are jokey, the content is solidly descriptive...a very useful one-volume reference book." (Ancestors,...

Mule 2: A Developer's Guide (Firstpress)
Mule 2: A Developer's Guide (Firstpress)
Published with the developer in mind, firstPress technical briefs explore emerging technologies that have the potential to be critical for tomorrow's industry. Apress keeps developers one step ahead by presenting key information as early as possible in a PDF of 150 pages or less. Explore the future through Apress...

Mule 2: A...

Cholera: The Biography (Biographies of Diseases)
Cholera: The Biography (Biographies of Diseases)

Cholera is a frightening disease. Victims are wracked by stomach cramps and suffer intense diarrhoea. Death can come within hours.

Though now seeming a distant memory in Europe, which suffered several epidemics in the 19th century before John Snow identified the link with water, cholera is still a serious threat in many parts
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E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

Already climbing the bestseller lists-and garnering rave reviews-this "little masterpiece"* sheds brilliant light on the equation that changed the world.

"This is not a physics book. It is a history of where the equation [E=mc2] came from and how it has changed the world. After a short chapter on the
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The 50 Greatest Dishes of the World
The 50 Greatest Dishes of the World
A knowledgeable and charmingly-written compendium, 50 Dishes features China’s banquet-pleasing Peking Duck, Thai green curry and the comforting coq au vin of France. There are servings of Italy’s carbonara, the paella of Spain and, of course, Britain’s fish and chips. And please save room for Black Forest gâteau....
The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
'An exquisite portrait...the rarest of literary achievements...Ramanujan's tale is the stuff of fable' LOS ANGELES TIMES 'an exciting and thoughtful book... should catch the imagination of any reader- even the reader with little mathematical background.' INDEPENDENT 'This is a fine example of a work of popularising mathematics, and deserves a wide...
Science and Technology in Medicine: An Illustrated Account Based on Ninety-Nine Landmark Publications from Five Centuries
Science and Technology in Medicine: An Illustrated Account Based on Ninety-Nine Landmark Publications from Five Centuries

The history and evolution of the fields of science and medicine are symbiotically linked and thus are mutually dependent. Discoveries in one domain have allowed for progress in the other, and it is nearly impossible to study one area in isolation. The influence of science and technologic discoveries on medicine has profoundly impacted the way...

The Dating Game: One Man's Search for the Age of the Earth (Canto Classics)
The Dating Game: One Man's Search for the Age of the Earth (Canto Classics)

In this book, Cherry Lewis skilfully blends the history of gauging the age of the earth with a biography of Arthur Holmes, a British geologist who was a pioneer of geochronology. When it was deeply unfashionable to do so in the early twentieth century, he spent many years trying to prove the great antiquity of the earth, stating that it was...

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...
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