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How To is an instruction manual for taking everyday problems and using science and creative thinking to turn them into much bigger and exciting problems It teaches you how to cross a river by boiling it, outlines some of the many uses for lava around the home, and walks you through how to use

Join Pete the Cat as he counts cupcakes Help Pete the Cat and his friends find the missing cupcakes Pete the Cat and his friends are busy as can be baking cupcakes for a party, and Pete can t wait to perform with his groovy band But some of the cupcakes have gone missing Who could have taken the

Lucy Callahan was struck by lightning She doesn t remember it, but it changed her life forever The zap gave her genius level math skills, and ever since, Lucy has been homeschooled Now, at 12 years old, she s technically ready for college She just has to pass 1 test middle school Lucy s

Two fuzzy creatures can t agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and very funny story about size it all depends

The definitive guide to statistical thinkingStatistics are everywhere, as integral to science as they are to business, and in the popular media hundreds of times a day In this age of big data, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is important than ever if we want to separate the fact from the

The Family Fang meets The Storied Life of A.J Fikry in this literary mystery about a struggling bookseller whose recently deceased grandfather, a famed mathematician, left behind a dangerous equation for her to track down and protect before others can get their hands on it.Just days after mathemati

When it comes to artificial intelligence, we either hear of a paradise on earth or of our imminent extinction It s time we stand face to digital face with the true powers and limitations of the algorithms that already automate important decisions in healthcare, transportation, crime, and commerce.

Most of the time, the maths in our everyday lives works quietly behind the scenes Until someone forgets to carry a 1 and a bridge collapses, a plane drops out of the sky or a building rocks when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap s 1990 hit I ve Got The Power This book is

Without calculus, we wouldn t have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound We wouldn t have unraveled DNA or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in your pocket Though many of us were scared away from this essential, engrossing subject in high school and college, Steven Strogatz s

Cas Russell is the geek s Jack Reacher ZERO SUM GAME is a smart, accessible sf thriller with blockbuster appeal Cas Russell is good at math Scary good The vector calculus blazing through her head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight, and she ll t

What are our favorite authors favorite words Which bestselling writer uses the most clich s How can we judge a book by its cover Data meet literature in this playful and informative look at our favorite authors and their masterpieces There s a famous piece of writing advice offered by Ernest He

The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson made famous by the award winning film Hidden Figures who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon Katherine knew it was wrong that African Americans didn t have the same rights as others as wrong as 5 5 12.

We can all be heroes That s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.Even when he was a kid, Albert Einstein did things his own way He thought in pictures instead of words, and his special way of thinking helped h

In 2006, an oddball group of bankers, traders and brokers from some of the largest financial institutions made a startling realization Libor the London interbank offered rate, which determines the interest rates on trillions in loans worldwide was set daily by a small group of easily manipulated ad

An award winning science writer introduces us to mathematics using the extraordinary equation that unites five of mathematics most important numbersBertrand Russell wrote that mathematics can exalt as surely as poetry This is especially true of one equation ei pi 1 0, the brainchild of Leo

Douglas Hofstadter s book is concerned directly with the nature of maps or links between formal systems However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell,

xn yn zn, where n represents 3, 4, 5, no solution I have discovered a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain With these words, the seventeenth century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat threw down the gauntlet to future generations W

This masterpiece of science and mathematical fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for than 100 years The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A Abbott 1838 1926 , it describes the journeys of A Square sic