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Who's smarter -- a four-year-old chimp or a four-year-old human? How much does it cost to stop a computer virus? And will you really become a billionaire at 31? The answers to all these questions -- as well as over 100 brain-busting and mind-bending number games, puzzles and qui... read more

The Number Games

Everyone who's had to get to grips with chance knows how tricky even its simplest manifestations can be. Its workings are a constant challenge to common sense: a run of luck goes bad just when you trust it; expert predictions of everyt... read more

Chancing it: The Laws of Chance and How They Can Work for You

The enthralling story of Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans, whose insight transformed the ancient world and still inspire the realms of science, mathematics, philosophy and the arts. Einstein said that the most incredible thing about our u... read more

Pythagoras: His Lives and the Legacy of a Rational Universe

Now kids can enjoy the puzzle that keeps their parents' minds racing and pencils sharpened. This edition, newly repackaged and designed for children 8 and up, begins with a sudoku lesson from Will Shortz and very... read more

Will Shortz Presents Math Masters Sudoku: 150 Puzzles for Clever KidsSudoku for Kids

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Gamblers have been trying to figure out how to game the system since our ancestors first made wagers over dice fashioned from knucklebones: in revolutionary Paris, the 'martingale' strategy was rumoured to lead to foolproof success at the roulette table; now, in the 21st century,... read more

The Perfect Bet

Simple geometric shapes and symbols combine to make the universal, powerful and sacred model Karen French calls Gateway to the Heavens. In this book French explains the meaning and purpose of these shapes, how they... read more

Gateway to the Heavens: How Geometric Shapes, Patterns and Symbols Form Our Reality

The Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography--the science of sending secret messages. Using a wide range of historical anecdotes and real-world examples, Jos... read more

The Mathematics of Secrets - Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption

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Awards:Winton Royal Society Science Prize short list 2015.

From triangles, rotations and power laws, to fractals, cones and curves, bestselling author Alex Bellos takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit, engaging stories and limitless enthus... read more

Alex Through the Looking Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers, and Numbers Reflect Life

From a zebra's stripes to a spider's web: an engaging examination of patterns in nature and the mathematics that underlie them.
From a zebra's stripes to a spider's web, from sand dunes to snowflake... read more

The Beauty of Numbers in Nature: Mathematical Patterns and Principles from the Natural World

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Reading Level:4 Science

Why is a rainbow curved? Why aren't left-handers extinct? How is a sunflower like a synchronised swimmer? Why is 'e' a magic number?The answer to these questions is contained within one simple word: MATHS. Because maths is all about patterns, and our universe is ex... read more

Woo's Wonderful World of Maths

The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created. Virtually everything in our lives is digital, numerical, or quantified. The story of how and where we got these numerals, which ... read more

Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers