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  • The Signal and the Noise

    The Art and Science of Prediction

    by Nate Silver ...
    The International Bestseller by 'The Galileo of number crunchers' (Independent)Every time we choose a route to work, decide whether to go on a second date, or set aside money for a rainy day, we are making a prediction about the future. Yet from the financial crisis to ecological disasters, we routinely fail to foresee hugely significant events, often at great cost to society. The rise of 'big ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Mind For Numbers

    How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

    The companion book to COURSERA®'s wildly popular massive open online course "Learning How to Learn"Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • How Not to Be Wrong

    The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life

    The maths we learn in school can seem like an abstract set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In fact, Jordan Ellenberg shows us, maths touches on everything we do, and a little mathematical knowledge reveals the hidden structures that lie beneath the world's messy and chaotic surface. In How Not to be Wrong, Ellenberg explores the mathematician's method of analyzing ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

    A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives.In this dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths show us how the simple, precise algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. Modern life is constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Alex's Adventures in Numberland

    Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics

    by Alex Bellos ...
    A tenth anniversary edition of the iconic book about the wonderful world of mathsSunday Times bestseller | Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize'Original and highly entertaining' Sunday Times'A page turner about humanity's strange, never easy and, above all, never dull relationship with numbers' New Scientist'Will leave you hooked on n... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

    The best-selling author of Naked Economics defies the odds with a book about statistics that you’ll welcome and enjoy.Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Minecraft Redstone: 70 Top Minecraft Redstone Ideas Your Friends Wish They Know

    by Jason Scotts ...
    Mastering redstone is one of the more difficult challenges a Minecraft player can take on. It's confusing, complicated and tedious enough to make even the most dedicated players start pulling their hair out. Minecraft Redstone : 70 Top Minecraft Redstone Ideas Your Friends Wish They Know will explain some simple concepts that can give players a head start to understanding how this unusual red ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension

    by Matt Parker ...
    **'Maths at its most playful and multifarious' Jordan EllenbergMatt Parker, author of the No.1 bestseller Humble Pi, takes us on a riotous journey through the possibilities of numbers**Mathematician Matt Parker uses bizarre Klein Bottles, unimaginably small pizza slices, knots no one can untie and computers built from dominoes to reveal some of the most exotic and fascinating ideas in mathematics. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Our Mathematical Universe

    My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

    by Max Tegmark ...
    Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present, and future, and through the physics, astronomy, and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Storytelling with Data

    A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

    Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it!Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for ... Read more

    $45.99 AUD

  • The Art of More

    how mathematics created civilisation

    Bestselling science writer Michael Brooks takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of civilisation, as he explains why maths is fundamental to our understanding of the world.1, 2, 3 … ? The human brain isn’t wired for maths; beyond the number 3, it just sees ‘more’. So why bother learning it at all?You might remember studying geometry, calculus, and algebra at school, but you probably ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • The Maths Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    series Big Ideas
    Learn about the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and movements in The Maths Book.Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Maths in this overview guide to the subject, great for novices looking to find out more and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Maths Book brings a fresh ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Shape

    The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything

    The international bestseller - a whip-smart, entertaining exploration of the geometry that underlies our world, from the author of How Not to Be WrongHow should a democracy choose its representatives? How can you stop a pandemic from sweeping the world? How do computers learn to play chess? Can ancient Greek proportions predict the stock market? (Sorry, no.) What should your kids learn in school ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Does God Play Dice?

    The New Mathematics of Chaos

    by Ian Stewart ...
    Since the dramatic discovery of the mathematical concept of chaos in 1989, the controversy of its contents has settled down. This revised edition of Does God Play Dice? takes a fresh look at its achievements and potential. With a new preface and three completely new chapters, it includes the latest practical applications of chaos theory, such as developing intelligent heart pacemakers. All this ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Linked

    How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life

    The best-selling guide to network science, the revolutionary field that reveals the deep links between all forms of human social lifeA cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. In Linked, Albert-Lálórabá, the nation's foremost expert in the new science of networks, takes us on an ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Soccermatics

    Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game

    by David Sumpter ...
    'Football looked at in a very different way' Pat Nevin, former Chelsea and Everton star and football media analystFootball – the most mathematical of sports. From shot statistics and league tables to the geometry of passing and managerial strategy, the modern game is filled with numbers, patterns and shapes. How do we make sense of them? The answer lies in the mathematical models applied in ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Relativity: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    100 years ago, Einstein's theory of relativity shattered the world of physics. Our comforting Newtonian ideas of space and time were replaced by bizarre and counterintuitive conclusions: if you move at high speed, time slows down, space squashes up and you get heavier; travel fast enough and you could weigh as much as a jumbo jet, be squashed thinner than a CD without feeling a thing - and live ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Complex Adaptive Systems

    An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life

    Book 17 - Princeton Studies in Complexity
    This book provides the first clear, comprehensive, and accessible account of complex adaptive social systems, by two of the field's leading authorities. Such systems--whether political parties, stock markets, or ant colonies--present some of the most intriguing theoretical and practical challenges confronting the social sciences. Engagingly written, and balancing technical detail with intuitive ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD

  • Outnumbered

    From Facebook and Google to Fake News and Filter-bubbles – The Algorithms That Control Our Lives

    by David Sumpter ...
    'Fascinating' Financial TimesAlgorithms are running our society, and as the Cambridge Analytica story has revealed, we don't really know what they are up to.Our increasing reliance on technology and the internet has opened a window for mathematicians and data researchers to gaze through into our lives. Using the data they are constantly collecting about where we travel, where we shop, what we buy ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS

    Solving Crime with Mathematics

    The companion to the hit CBS crime series Numb3rs presents the fascinating way mathematics is used to fight real-life crimeUsing the popular CBS prime-time TV crime series Numb3rs as a springboard, Keith Devlin (known to millions of NPR listeners as the Math Guy on NPR's Weekend Edition with Scott Simon) and Gary Lorden (the principal math advisor to Numb3rs) explain real-life mathematical ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mathematical Modeling of Earth's Dynamical Systems

    A Primer

    A concise guide to representing complex Earth systems using simple dynamic modelsMathematical Modeling of Earth's Dynamical Systems gives earth scientists the essential skills for translating chemical and physical systems into mathematical and computational models that provide enhanced insight into Earth's processes. Using a step-by-step method, the book identifies the important geological ... Read more

    $75.99 AUD

  • The Ten Equations that Rule the World

    And How You Can Use Them Too

    by David Sumpter ...
    **THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'An entertaining tour that will change how you see the world' Sean Carroll, author of Something Deeply HiddenIs there a secret formula for improving your life? For making something a viral hit? For deciding how long to stick with your current job, Netflix series, or even relationship?**This book is all about the equations that make our world go round. Ten of them, in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Value of Science

    Essential Writings of Henri Poincare

    series Modern Library Science
    More than any other writer of the twentieth century, Henri Poincaré brought the elegant, but often complicated, ideas about science and mathematics to the general reader. A genius who throughout his life solved complex mathematical calculations in his head, and a writer gifted with an inimitable style, Poincaré rose to the challenge of interpreting the philosophy of science to scientists and ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering

    A Comprehensive Guide

    The third edition of this highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook is suitable for teaching all the mathematics for an undergraduate course in any of the physical sciences. As well as lucid descriptions of all the topics and many worked examples, it contains over 800 exercises. New stand-alone chapters give a systematic account of the 'special functions' of physical science, cover an extended range ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD