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  • How to Read Numbers

    A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them)

    by Tom Chivers and 1 more

    'Even one glass of wine a day raises the risk of cancer''Hate crimes have doubled in five years''Fizzy drinks make teenagers violent'Every day, most of us will read or watch something in the news that is based on statistics in some way. Sometimes it'll be obvious - 'X people develop cancer every year' - and sometimes less obvious - 'How smartphones destroyed a generation'. Statistics are an ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension

    by Matt Parker

    This is the complete guide to exploring the fascinating world of maths you were never told about at school. Stand-up comedian and 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. Starting with simple numbers and algebra, this book ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 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

  • How Not to Be Wrong

    The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life

    by Jordan Ellenberg

    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

  • A Mind For Numbers

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

    by Barbara Oakley and 1 more

    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

    $20.89 AUD

  • Alex's Adventures in Numberland

    Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics

    by Alex Bellos

    The world of maths can seem mind-boggling, irrelevant and, let's faceit, boring. This groundbreaking book reclaims maths from the geeks.Mathematical ideas underpin just about everything in our lives: from thesurprising geometry of the 50p piece to how probability can help youwin in any casino. In search of weird and wonderful mathematicalphenomena, Alex Bellos travels across the globe and meets ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

    by Charles Wheelan

    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

    $29.03 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

    $8.35 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

  • The Maths Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK and 1 more

    series Big Ideas
    See how maths' infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this captivating educational book!Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised with this beautifully illustrated book. Get to know the great minds whose revolutionary discoveries changed our world today.You don't have to be a maths genius to follow along with this book! This brilliant book ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • Relativity: A Very Short Introduction

    by Russell Stannard

    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

    $11.65 AUD

  • Mathematical Modeling of Earth's Dynamical Systems

    A Primer

    by Rudy Slingerland and 1 more

    Mathematical 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 variables of physical-chemical geoscience problems and describes the mechanisms that ... Read more

    $73.03 AUD

  • The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS

    Solving Crime with Mathematics

    by Keith Devlin and 1 more

    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

    $20.89 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

    $22.65 AUD

  • Linked

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

    by Jennifer Frangos and 1 more

    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

  • Complex Adaptive Systems

    An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life

    by John H. Miller and 1 more

    series 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

    $48.39 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

    $13.63 AUD

  • An Introduction to Python and Computer Programming

    by Yue Zhang

    series Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering #353
    This book introduces Python programming language and fundamental concepts in algorithms and computing. Its target audience includes students and engineers with little or no background in programming, who need to master a practical programming language and learn the basic thinking in computer science/programming. The main contents come from lecture notes for engineering students from all ... Read more

    $170.16 AUD

  • A Biologist's Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution

    by Sarah P. Otto and 1 more

    Thirty years ago, biologists could get by with a rudimentary grasp of mathematics and modeling. Not so today. In seeking to answer fundamental questions about how biological systems function and change over time, the modern biologist is as likely to rely on sophisticated mathematical and computer-based models as traditional fieldwork. In this book, Sarah Otto and Troy Day provide biology students ... Read more

    $107.35 AUD

  • Chases and Escapes

    The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion

    by Paul J. Nahin

    series Princeton Puzzlers
    We all played tag when we were kids. What most of us don't realize is that this simple chase game is in fact an application of pursuit theory, and that the same principles of games like tag, dodgeball, and hide-and-seek are also at play in military strategy, high-seas chases by the Coast Guard, and even romantic pursuits. In Chases and Escapes, Paul Nahin gives us the first complete history of ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Financial Enterprise Risk Management

    by Paul Sweeting

    series International Series on Actuarial Science
    Financial Enterprise Risk Management provides all the tools needed to build and maintain a comprehensive ERM framework. As well as outlining the construction of such frameworks, it discusses the internal and external contexts within which risk management must be carried out. It also covers a range of qualitative and quantitative techniques that can be used to identify, model and measure risks, and ... Read more

    $145.85 AUD

  • Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula

    Cures Many Mathematical Ills

    by Paul J. Nahin

    series Princeton Science Library
    In the mid-eighteenth century, Swiss-born mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a formula so innovative and complex that it continues to inspire research, discussion, and even the occasional limerick. Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula shares the fascinating story of this groundbreaking formula—long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty—and shows why it still lies at the heart of ... Read more

    $29.03 AUD

  • Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering

    A Comprehensive Guide

    by K. F. Riley and 2 more

    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

    $49.60 AUD