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Ian Stewart

3.85 of 5 Votes: 1
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In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World (1996)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This book is one of those attempts to liven up a dull list of sciencesque things by providing some of the story surrounding the things. (The Disappearing Spoon being the canonical example of this genre.) It's not bad, but nor is it all that good.Part of the problem is the limited...
Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities (2008)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Do you like math? Do you kind of wish you liked math? This is a great book. It covers a little bit of everything, from math jokes, to puzzles both old and new, to explanations of ancient problems and new types of math. Many of the "problems" are partially left as an exercise for ...
The Mathematics of Life (2011)
3.47 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Ciężka, nierówna książka, w której autor niespodziewanie potrafi wygłosić wielostronicową tyradę przeciw GMO (opartą na cieniutkim argumencie, że skoro genetyka ciągle nas zaskakuje, nie można uważać inżynierii genetycznej za bezpieczną) albo opowiadać kocopoły o kosmitach (z obr...
17 Equations that Changed the World (1996)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I wish when I was learning most of these equations, they were explained to me in the way Ian Stewart does in this book. In a clear and precise way, Ian takes us through the most important mathematical and scientific breakthrough in the history of mankind. The way the book is arra...
La piccola bottega delle curiosità matematiche del professor Stewart (2008)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This is the second review of a trilogy, I'm reading in entirely the wrong order (book 3, then 1 here, and 2 to follow), so for me, this book is a predecessor to Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries. The format is very similar - a collection of factoids, logical ...
Mathematics of Life: Unlocking the Secrets of Existence (2012)
3.47 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: inspiring book illustrating current life forms have not only a biology basis but also link with mathematics & laws of physics. I especially appreciated the second part of the book, dealing with hallucinations, patterns on fishes, stripes on tigers, the folding of proteins, the li...
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