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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Queensland Pr (May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0702234087
  • ISBN-13: 978-0702234088
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 12.7 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,797,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘Remarkable’ -- James Cowan, author of A Mapmaker’s Dream

‘Surprising and satisfying – your IQ has risen twenty points by the final chapter.’ -- Australian Book Review --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Robyn Arianrhod is an Australian writer, journalist and academic who has taught mathematics for over ten years to university and college students. She also works in arts-based community projects and lives in the hills outside her home in the town of Melbourne. This is her first book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. G. Plumb on 19 Feb 2004
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book for introducing some of the people of science in a way that reminds us that they are people. It also captures the uncertainties and the strivings of minds searching for enlightenment where there was formerly just puzzles. And that enlightenment is more than just solving the puzzles - it opens whole new ways of looking at the world and brings with it so much of unexpected revelation.
Another feature of this book that I enjoyed was the fact that Dr Arianrhod does attempt to explain some of the science and some of the maths for the interested reader. I was familiar with some of this but didn't find myself annoyed or frustrated by it. It does seem to respect the reader better than other popular science books where the technical issues being written about are glossed over.
But I most appreciated this book for its introduction to people - 'T' and 'T dashed' and 'dp/dt', but especially the interactions between them.
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If you want to know about James Clark Maxwell - and you should if you're interested in where Einstein got his "out of the box" leads - if you want to know why mathematics is the only - and précis- global language, read Robyn, she is a wonderfully clear thinker & exponent of what she knows. Thank you, Robyn!
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By Kathleen Harte on 2 Feb 2014
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I ordered this book as a present, it was delivered on the specified time given and the person the book was for is extremely happy and the fact it came from second hand stock.
So all-in-all very happy with everything
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