The Genius of Euler: Reflections on his Life and Work by William Dunham

By William Dunham

This e-book celebrates the three hundredth birthday of Leonhard Euler (1707 1783), one of many brightest stars within the mathematical firmament. The booklet stands as a testimonial to a mathematician of unsurpassed perception, undefined, and ingenuity person who has been rightly known as the grasp people all. The accrued articles, aimed toward a mathematically literate viewers, deal with points of Euler s existence and paintings, from the biographical to the old to the mathematical. The oldest of those used to be written in 1872, and the newest dates to 2006. a few of the papers concentrate on Euler and his international, others describe a selected Eulerian fulfillment, and nonetheless others survey a department of arithmetic to which Euler contributed considerably. alongside the best way, the reader will stumble upon the Königsberg bridges, the 36-officers, Euler s consistent, and the zeta functionality. There are papers on Euler s quantity idea, his calculus of adaptations, and his polyhedral formulation. Of specified notice are the quantity and caliber of authors represented right here. one of the 34 members are the most illustrious mathematicians and arithmetic historians of the prior century e.g., Florian Cajori, Carl Boyer, George Pólya, Andre Weil, and Paul Erdös. And there are a couple of poems and a mnemonic only for enjoyable.

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Alexander the Great: The Greatest Ruler of the Ancient World by Andrew Langley

By Andrew Langley

A superb new sequence of well-told, superbly illustrated biographies, for kids elderly 6-9 years, that includes nice leaders, heroes, pioneers, inventors and scientists from the previous. each one biography tells a thrilling tale a few actual individual, that may be learn both on my own or by way of a dad or mum or instructor. the vibrant art will stimulate the mind's eye and linger within the reminiscence. The biographies hyperlink in with nationwide Curriculum KS1 and KS2, heritage, English, technology and different topics. children love a great tale. What higher technique to introduce them to the giants of our prior than via those pleasant books?

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A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States, Volume 2: With by Frederick Law Olmsted

By Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick legislation Olmsted (1822-1903) used to be a journalist and panorama clothier who's considered as the founding father of American panorama structure: his most famed fulfillment used to be imperative Park in ny, of which he turned the superintendent in 1857, yet he additionally labored at the layout of parks in lots of different burgeoning American towns, and used to be known as by means of Charles Eliot Norton 'the maximum artist that the US has but produced'. His A trip within the Seaboard Slave States used to be initially released in 1856, and arose from trips within the south which Olmsted, a passionate abolitionist, had undertaken in 1853-4. This variation used to be released in volumes in 1904, with the addition of a biographical caricature by means of his son and an advent by means of William P. Trent. It abounds in interesting and witty descriptions of Olmsted's encounters and reviews in a society which used to be at the verge of overwhelming swap.

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Banco: The Further Adventures of Papillon by Henri Charriere

By Henri Charriere

The sensational sequel to 'Papillon'. 'Banco' keeps the adventures of Henri Charriere - nicknamed Papillon - in Venezuela, the place he has ultimately received his freedom after 13 years of get away and imprisonment. regardless of his unravel to turn into a decent guy, Charriere is quickly serious about hair-raiding exploits with goldminers, gamblers, bank-robbers and revolutionaries - robbing and being robbed, his lust for all times as robust as ever. He additionally runs evening golf equipment in Caracas until eventually an earthquake ruins him in 1967 - while he makes a decision to write down the ebook that brings his overseas reputation.

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Grundlagen des linearen kontrapunkts;: Bachs melodische by Ernst Kurth

By Ernst Kurth

It is a replica of a publication released ahead of 1923. This booklet can have occasional imperfections similar to lacking or blurred pages, bad photographs, errant marks, and so forth. that have been both a part of the unique artifact, or have been brought through the scanning technique. We think this paintings is culturally vital, and regardless of the imperfections, have elected to carry it again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the maintenance of published works world wide. We have fun with your realizing of the imperfections within the upkeep approach, and desire you take pleasure in this important publication.

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The Broken Fall: A Katrina Collection by Toni Orrill

By Toni Orrill

This ebook chronicles a writer's trip to discover religion, wish, and which means following the country's worst nationwide disaster-- typhoon Katrina. Acknowledging that everybody reports catastrophic occasions of their existence, the writer eloquently unveils the seasons of restoration after some of the most sensational and ancient matters of the last decade.

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Ben Franklin Stilled the Waves: An Informal History Pouring by Charles Tanford

By Charles Tanford

Initially released by means of Duke college Press in 1989, and offered the following with a brand new preface. Tanford (physiology, Duke U.) exhibits how technological know-how got here to view the cellphone via a number of levels, beginning with the actual idea that oil and water do not combine. He describes many of the those that labored to discover the buildings valuable for cells to stay cells, and to determine their homes. no longer solely biography and in addition now not solely body structure, this article combines the 2 to explain the medical existence from the eighteenth century to the Seventies.

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