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  • 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

  • Minecraft: 70 Top Minecraft Mods That Your Friends Do Not Know (But Wish They Did!)

    by Jason Scotts

    All sorts of MineCraft mods have been made available by developers who believe that the Sandindie game could be made way more fun. Here are 70 of them, categorized into groups, depending on what their themes are. You may install them on your copy of the game and leave your friends bedazzled as to how you can have an edge on them. ... Read more

    $8.35 AUD

  • Speed Math for Kids

    Helping Children Achieve Their Full Potential

    by Bill Handley

    Popular Australian author and inspirational teacher, Bill Handley, has developed and, over the years, refined methods of teaching mathematics and learning strategies that have achieved amazing results. His best-selling book, Speed Mathematics convinced readers that people who excel at maths use better strategies and are not necessarily more intelligent. This book contains additional methods and ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Basics of Speed Mathematics

    by Chandramouli Mahadevan

    This book brings the techniques from Vedic Mathematics and Trachtenberg System together. We have not attempted to do a comparative study of these techniques and make a judgment on which one is better. Instead we have simply, presented the techniques in a sequence that makes most sense. There are inherent strengths in these two approaches. While looking at all the speed improvement techniques, we ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Curious

    Life hacks through maths

    by Lily Serna

    From Lily Serna, as seen on Letters and Numbers and Catalyst.How can maths help you to kick the perfect penalty goal, win an argument, impress your friends and spot fake news?With easy-to-understand maths logic, simple psychology and engaging anecdotes from her own life, mathematician Lily Serna shows us that maths can unlock the secrets of the universe. For she has been curious about the universe ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • A Mathematical Nature Walk

    by John A. Adam

    How heavy is that cloud? Why can you see farther in rain than in fog? Why are the droplets on that spider web spaced apart so evenly? If you have ever asked questions like these while outdoors, and wondered how you might figure out the answers, this is a book for you. An entertaining and informative collection of fascinating puzzles from the natural world around us, A Mathematical Nature Walk will ... Read more

    $28.15 AUD

  • Minecraft Cheats : 70 Top Essential Minecraft Cheats Guide Exposed!

    by Jason Scotts

    Thank you for checking out the book "Minecraft Cheats : 70 Top Minecraft Cheats Exposed!" This book will tell you how to play Minecraft with cheats enabled. That means that you would be able to explore more in every world, build awesome structures, and kill mobs. A bit of warning though - using these cheats can be highly addictive! Take note that not all worlds may allow you to use cheats, ... Read more

    $8.35 AUD

  • Minecraft: The Ultimate Reloaded 70 Top Tips & Tricks Your Friends Wish They Know After You Beat Them!

    by Jason Scotts

    Minecraft is a great game to play alone, but it gets even better if you do so with your friends. Whether you are on PvP (player versus player) mode where your goal is to be the last man or in this case, the last Steve standing, or you are just trying to create a "better" world compared to those made by your friends, it would be to your advantage if you take note of the tips mentioned below. From ... Read more

    $8.35 AUD

  • My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

    by Martin Gardner

    series Dover Recreational Math
    Over a period of 25 years as author of the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American, Martin Gardner devoted a column every six months or so to short math problems or puzzles. He was especially careful to present new and unfamiliar puzzles that had not been included in such classic collections as those by Sam Loyd and Henry Dudeney. Later, these puzzles were published in book collections, ... Read more

    $9.14 AUD

  • So You Think You've Got Problems?

    Surprising and rewarding puzzles to sharpen your mind

    by Alex Bellos

    So you think you've got problems? In this book, you will be:Imprisoned by a sadistic logician.Challenged to raise dogs from the dead.Trapped on a burning island.And much more besides . . .Everything is at stake in this compendium of more than 150 ingenious puzzles, selected to reveal the wonderful diversity of brainteasers that have confounded and intrigued solvers for ... ... Read more

    $14.51 AUD

  • Minecraft : 70 Top Minecraft House Ideas & Ultimate Top, Tricks & Tips To Ace The Game Exposed!

    (Special 2 In 1 Exclusive Edition)

    by Jason Scotts

    Minecraft is a great game to play alone, but it gets even better if you do so with your friends. Whether you are on PvP (player versus player) mode where your goal is to be the last man - or in this case, the last Steve - standing, or you are just trying to create a "better" world compared to those made by your friends, it would be to your advantage if you take note of the special tips and tricks ... Read more

    $8.35 AUD

  • Chess

    5334 Problems, Combinations and Games

    by Bruce Pandolfini and 1 more

    Win at chess with practical instruction from one of the world's leading teachers! With clever strategies for more than 5000 situations and clear diagrams, Chess is for the enthusiastic novice as well as the competitor taking the game to the next level.Chess takes you through more than 5,000 unique instructional situations, many taken from actual matches, including 306 problems for checkmate in one ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • The Gödelian Puzzle Book

    Puzzles, Paradoxes and Proofs

    by Raymond M. Smullyan

    These brand-new recreational logic puzzles provide entertaining variations on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, offering ingenious challenges related to infinity, truth and provability, undecidability, and other concepts. Created by the celebrated logician Raymond Smullyan, the puzzles require no background in formal logic and will delight readers of all ages.The two-part selection of puzzles and ... Read more

    $22.96 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

  • Wonders of Numbers

    Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning

    by Clifford A. Pickover

    Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jam-packed with thought-provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most left-brained of readers. Hosted by the quirky Dr. Googol--who resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford Pickover--Wonders of Numbers focuses on ... Read more

    $24.85 AUD

  • Minecraft: 140 Top Tips & Tricks Exposed!

    by Jason Scotts

    In Minecraft, you are, in almost all the senses of the word, free to do what you want, but learning how to survive and make the most out of the world you get dropped in could amplify the gaming experience and give you hours of fun. In the exciting new book, Minecraft: 140 Top Tips & Tricks Exposed! (2014 Edition), the 140 tips mentioned here will probably teach you a thing or two - from the basics ... Read more

    $8.35 AUD

  • Tangram Puzzle Book, The: A New Approach To The Classic Pieces

    by Ilan Garibi and 1 more

    THE TANGRAM is one of the oldest types of dissection puzzles in the world that originated from China. It traditionally requires the participant to arrange seven pieces (or 'tans') into a shape just by looking at the given silhouette.LEARN WHILE PLAYING The puzzles in this unique book are fresh, innovative and compelling. The puzzle pieces are building units for puzzles that boost mental dexterity ... Read more

    $29.14 AUD

  • Undiluted Hocus-Pocus

    The Autobiography of Martin Gardner

    by Martin Gardner and 2 more

    The autobiography of the beloved writer who inspired a generation to study math and scienceMartin Gardner wrote the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American for twenty-five years and published more than seventy books on topics as diverse as magic, religion, and Alice in Wonderland. Gardner's illuminating autobiography is a candid self-portrait by the man evolutionary theorist Stephen Jay ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Creating Symmetry

    The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns

    by Frank A. Farris

    A step-by-step illustrated introduction to the astounding mathematics of symmetryThis lavishly illustrated book provides a hands-on, step-by-step introduction to the intriguing mathematics of symmetry. Instead of breaking up patterns into blocks—a sort of potato-stamp method—Frank Farris offers a completely new waveform approach that enables you to create an endless variety of rosettes, friezes, ... Read more

    $44.87 AUD

  • Magical Mathematics

    The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks

    by Persi Diaconis and 2 more

    The mathematics behind some of the world's most amazing card tricksMagical Mathematics reveals the secrets of fun-to-perform card tricks—and the profound mathematical ideas behind them—that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • The Proof and the Pudding

    What Mathematicians, Cooks, and You Have in Common

    by Jim Henle

    Tantalizing math puzzles and cooking recipes that show how mathematical thinking is like the culinary artsTie on your apron and step into Jim Henle's kitchen as he demonstrates how two equally savory pursuits—cooking and mathematics—have more in common than you realize. A tasty dish for gourmets of popular math, The Proof and the Pudding offers a witty and flavorful blend of mathematical treats ... Read more

    $34.31 AUD

  • Why Do Buses Come in Threes

    The Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life

    by Robert Eastaway and 2 more

    "Deals in a very entertaining way with problems in normal life related to mathematics, luck, coincidence, gambling." - The Independent (London)Why do your chances of winning the lottery increase if you buy your ticket on Friday? Why do traffic lights always seem to be red when you're in a hurry? Is bad luck just chance, or can it be explained?The intriguing answers to these and other questions ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • Guesstimation

    Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin

    by Lawrence Weinstein and 1 more

    Guesstimation is a book that unlocks the power of approximation--it's popular mathematics rounded to the nearest power of ten! The ability to estimate is an important skill in daily life. More and more leading businesses today use estimation questions in interviews to test applicants' abilities to think on their feet. Guesstimation enables anyone with basic math and science skills to estimate ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Everyday Calculus

    Discovering the Hidden Math All around Us

    by Oscar Fernandez

    A fun look at calculus in our everyday livesCalculus. For some of us, the word conjures up memories of ten-pound textbooks and visions of tedious abstract equations. And yet, in reality, calculus is fun and accessible, and surrounds us everywhere we go. In Everyday Calculus, Oscar Fernandez demonstrates that calculus can be used to explore practically any aspect of our lives, including the most ... Read more

    $22.87 AUD