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Genetically Modified Crops and Food

by Natalie Regis

This resource covers one of the most contentious and politically charged topics today. The history of agriculture is traced, from ancient practices to the use and impact of modern technology and the advances of scientific agriculture. The book ...

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Geometry Through History

Euclidean, Hyperbolic, and Projective Geometries

by Meighan I. Dillon

<p>Presented as an engaging discourse, this textbook invites readers to delve into the historical origins and uses of geometry. The narrative traces the influence of Euclid’s system of geometry, as developed in his classic text <em>The ...

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Gödel Versus Wittgenstein

by Mike Hockney

<p>“Without mathematics we cannot penetrate deeply into philosophy. Without philosophy we cannot penetrate deeply into mathematics. Without both we cannot penetrate deeply into anything.” – Leibniz</p><p>In intellectual history, perhaps nothing ...

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Graph Theory

Favorite Conjectures and Open Problems - 1

by Ralucca Gera, Stephen Hedetniemi & Craig Larson

<p>This is the first in a series of volumes, which provide an extensive overview of conjectures and open problems in graph theory. The readership of each volume is geared toward graduate students who may be searching for research ideas. However,

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Graph Theory As I Have Known It

by W. T. Tutte

<p>This book provides a unique and unusual introduction to graph theory by one of the founding fathers, and will be of interest to all researchers in the subject. It is not intended as a comprehensive treatise, but rather as an account of those ...

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Heavenly Numbers

Astronomy and Authority in Early Imperial China

by Christopher Cullen

<p>This book is a history of the development of mathematical astronomy in China, from the late third century BCE, to the early 3rd century CE - a period often referred to as 'early imperial China'. It narrates the changes in ways of ...

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Hidden Harmony—Geometric Fantasies

The Rise of Complex Function Theory

by Umberto Bottazzini & Jeremy Gray

<p>?This book is a history of complex function theory from its origins to 1914, when the essential features of the modern theory were in place. It is the first history of mathematics devoted to complex function theory, and it draws on a wide ...

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Historical Perspectives on Climate Change

by James Rodger Fleming

<p>This intriguing volume provides a thorough examination of the historical roots of global climate change as a field of inquiry, from the Enlightenment to the late twentieth century. Based on primary and archival sources, the book is filled ...

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History of Nonlinear Oscillations Theory in France (1880-1940)

by Jean-Marc Ginoux

<p>This book reveals the French scientific contribution to the mathematical theory of nonlinear oscillations and its development. The work offers a critical examination of sources with a focus on the twentieth century, especially the period ...

ISBN: 9783319552392

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History of Number

Evidence from Papua New Guinea and Oceania

by Glen Lean, Patricia Paraide, Charly Muke & others

<p>This unique volume presents an ecocultural and embodied perspective on understanding numbers and their history in indigenous communities.  The book focuses on research carried out in Papua New Guinea and Oceania, and will help educators ...

ISBN: 9783319454832

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History of the Calcutta School of Physical Sciences

by Purabi Mukherji & Atri Mukhopadhyay

<p>This book highlights the role of Sir Asutosh Mookerjee, founder of the Calcutta school of physics and the Calcutta Mathematical Society, and his talented scholars – Sir C.V. Raman, D.M. Bose, S.N. Bose, M.N. Saha, Sir K.S. Krishnan and S.K. ...

ISBN: 9789811302954

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How Big is Infinity?

The 20 Big Maths Questions

by Tony Crilly

ISBN: 9781782069485

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How to Create the Universe

by Mike Hockney

<p>This book explains how the entire universe can be created using just two ingredients: nothing at all and the principle of sufficient reason.</p><p>This is the final book in The God Series.</p> ...

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Ibn al-Haytham's Geometrical Methods and the Philosophy of Mathematics

A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 5

by Roshdi Rashed

<p>This fifth volume of <em>A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics</em> is complemented by four preceding volumes which focused on the main chapters of classical mathematics: infinitesimal geometry, theory of conics and its applications, ...

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Idea Makers

Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People

by Stephen Wolfram

<p>This book of thoroughly engaging essays from one of today's most prodigious innovators provides a uniquely personal perspective on the lives and achievements of a selection of intriguing figures from the history of science and technology. ...

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Images of Italian Mathematics in France

The Latin Sisters, from Risorgimento to Fascism

by Frédéric Brechenmacher, Guillaume Jouve, Laurent Mazliak & others

<p>The contributions in this proceedings volume offer a new perspective on the mathematical ties between France and Italy, and reveal how mathematical developments in these two countries affected one another. The focus is above all on the ...

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Imagined Civilizations

China, the West, and Their First Encounter

by Roger Hart

<p>Accounts of the seventeenth-century Jesuit Mission to China have often celebrated it as the great encounter of two civilizations. The Jesuits portrayed themselves as wise men from the West who used mathematics and science in service of their ...

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Islamic Geometric Patterns

Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction

by Jay Bonner & Craig Kaplan

<p>The main focus of this unique book is an in-depth examination of the polygonal technique; the primary method used by master artists of the past in creating Islamic geometric patterns. The author details the design methodology responsible for ...

ISBN: 9781441902177

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James Clerk Maxwell

Perspectives on his Life and Work

by Raymond Flood, Mark McCartney & Andrew Whitaker

<p>James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) had a relatively brief, but remarkable life, lived in his beloved rural home of Glenlair, and variously in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, London and Cambridge. His scholarship also ranged wide - covering all the major ...

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Jost Bürgi's Aritmetische und Geometrische Progreß Tabulen (1620)

Edition and Commentary

by Kathleen Clark

<p>This monograph presents a groundbreaking scholarly treatment of the German mathematician Jost Bürgi’s original work on logarithms, Arithmetische und Geometrische Progreß Tabulen.  It provides the first-ever English translation of Bürgi’s text

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