Download The All American Book of Lists: A unique compendium of by Julian Ashe PDF

By Julian Ashe

The marvellous, remarkable and peculiar proof at the back of our nice nation are specified by this eye-catching e-book, sure to satisfaction all american citizens and everybody with an curiosity within the usa. Thought-provoking, humorous, and punctiliously interesting, the yank publication of Lists takes readers during the extraordinary international that stretches from the East coast to the West. it's the excellent keepsake, keepsake and tribute to this different and interesting state.

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Download Aha Solutions by Martin Erickson PDF

By Martin Erickson

Every mathematician (beginner, novice, alike) thrills to discover uncomplicated, dependent strategies to possible tough difficulties. Such chuffed resolutions are known as ``aha! solutions,'' a word popularized via arithmetic and technological know-how author Martin Gardner. Aha! ideas are extraordinary, wonderful, and scintillating: they exhibit the great thing about mathematics.

This e-book is a set of issues of aha! suggestions. the issues are on the point of the varsity arithmetic pupil, yet there can be anything of curiosity for the highschool pupil, the trainer of arithmetic, the ``math fan,'' and an individual else who loves mathematical challenges.

This assortment comprises 100 difficulties within the parts of mathematics, geometry, algebra, calculus, chance, quantity thought, and combinatorics. the issues commence effortless and usually get more challenging as you move throughout the publication. a number of options require using a working laptop or computer. a massive characteristic of the booklet is the bonus dialogue of similar arithmetic that follows the answer of every challenge. This fabric is there to entertain and tell you or aspect you to new questions. should you do not have in mind a mathematical definition or suggestion, there's a Toolkit at the back of the ebook that may help.

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Download Improve Your Lateral Thinking: Puzzles To Challenge Your by Paul Sloane PDF

By Paul Sloane

Strengthen lateral considering abilities and enhance mind energy. The aim is to discover a logical cause of what seems to be an illogical state of affairs. Do the puzzles with a chum, taking turns being puzzle setter and solver. through asking yes-or-no questions the solver makes an attempt to discover the answer inside 20 mins. one in every of "The Year's top puzzle books."--Games international of Puzzles. ninety six pages, five 3/8 x eight 1/4.

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Download 3D origami art by Jun Mitani PDF

By Jun Mitani

Easily Create Origami with Curved Folds and Surfaces

Origami―making shapes in simple terms via folding―reveals a desirable region of geometry woven with a number of representations. the area of origami has advanced dramatically because the introduction of laptop courses to accomplish the mandatory computations for origami design.

3D Origami Art provides the layout tools underlying 3D creations derived from computation. It comprises a variety of photographs and layout drawings referred to as crease styles, that are on hand for obtain at the author’s site. during the book’s transparent figures and outlines, readers can simply create geometric 3D constructions out of a suite of traces and curves drawn on a second plane.

The writer makes use of quite a few shapes of sheets resembling rectangles and ordinary polygons, rather than sq. paper, to create the origami. the various origami creations have a 3D constitution composed of curved surfaces, and a few of them have complex varieties. although, the historical past conception underlying the entire creations is particularly uncomplicated. the writer exhibits how diversified origami types are designed from a standard theory.

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By John Casti

"Casti is without doubt one of the nice technological know-how writers." -San Francisco Examiner
"Casti's present is for you to enable the nonmathematical reader proportion in his figuring out of the great thing about an exceptional theory." -Christian technological know-how Monitor
Following up the acclaimed 5 Golden principles, one other quintet of glowing math discoveries
With 5 extra Golden ideas, readers are handled to a different interesting set of theoretical gem stones from acclaimed renowned technological know-how writer John Casti. Injecting all-new elements into his trademark recipe of real-world examples, ancient anecdotes, and easy causes, Casti once more brings math to exciting lifestyles. All who loved the original pleasures of the unique will love this follow-up survey highlighting the creme de los angeles creme of math within the final century.
Explores how knot thought informs the vintage story of Alexander the nice and the Gordian Knot
* Considers how the Shannon Coding conception applies to deciphering the human genome
John L. Casti, PhD (Santa Fe, NM), a resident member of the Santa Fe Institute, is a professor on the Technical college of Vienna and the writer of Would-Be Worlds (Wiley) and Cambridge Quintet.

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Download Numbers at work: a cultural perspective by Rudolf Josef Taschner PDF

By Rudolf Josef Taschner

Drawing essentially from old examples, this ebook explains the super function that numbers and, particularly, arithmetic play in all points of our civilization and tradition. The full of life type and illustrative examples will interact the reader who desires to comprehend the numerous ways that arithmetic allows technological know-how, expertise, paintings, song, politics, and rational foundations of human proposal. every one bankruptcy specializes in the impact of arithmetic in a selected box and on a selected old determine, reminiscent of "Pythagoras: Numbers and Symbol"; "Bach: Numbers and Music"; "Descartes: Numbers and Space."

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Download Mathematical Footprints: Discovering Mathematics Everywhere by Theoni Pappas PDF

By Theoni Pappas

This trip around the spectrum of human actions takes an inventive examine the position arithmetic has performed considering the fact that prehistoric instances. From its many makes use of in medication and its visual appeal in art to its styles in nature and its principal position within the improvement of pcs, arithmetic is gifted in a fun-to-read, nonthreatening manner.

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Download Masque of the Red Death and Other Tales (AD&D 2nd Ed by William W. Connors, D. J. Heinrich, Shane Hensley, Colin PDF

By William W. Connors, D. J. Heinrich, Shane Hensley, Colin McComb

Take Ravenloft to the macabre global of the 1890's. From the courageous cavalryman along with his trusty revolver to the mysterious spiritualist and her shop of mystery wisdom, not anyone is secure from the horrors of the evening. Masque of the crimson loss of life comprises every little thing you want to event within the fictional worlds of Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Arthur Conan Doyle.

Contents: four booklets; three-panel DM reveal; poster-sized map of Gothic Earth; poster of the canopy painting.

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