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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 12 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Charles and Ada: The Computer
    Charles and Ada: The Computer's Most Passionate Partnership - by James Essinger

    £16.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780750990950 | ISBN 10: 0750990953

    The partnership of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace was one that would change science forever.  They were an unlikely pair – one the professor son of a banker, the other the only child of an acclaimed poet and a social-reforming mathematician ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus by Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Thomas Oléron Evans
    The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus - by Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Thomas Oléron Evans

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784162740 | ISBN 10: 1784162744

    How do you apply game theory to select who should be on your Christmas shopping list ? Can you predict Her Majesty's Christmas Message? Will calculations show Santa is getting steadily thinner - shimmying up and down chimneys for a whole night - or f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O
    Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy - by Cathy O'Neil

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780141985411 | ISBN 10: 0141985410

    New York Times Bestseller   A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric   We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alan Turing: The Life of a Genius by Dermot Turing
    Alan Turing: The Life of a Genius - by Dermot Turing

    £6.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781841657561 | ISBN 10: 1841657565

    Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. His codebreaking work at Bletchley Park was so significant it helped to shorten the Second Worl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Turing Guide by Jack Copeland, Jonathan Bowen, Mark Sprevak and Robin Wilson
    The Turing Guide - by Jack Copeland, Jonathan Bowen, Mark Sprevak and Robin Wilson

    £19.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780198747833 | ISBN 10: 0198747837

    Alan Turing has long proved a subject of fascination, but following the centenary of his birth in 2012, the code-breaker, computer pioneer, mathematician (and much more) has become even more celebrated with much media coverage, and several meetings, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ada
    Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Launched the Digital Age Through the Poetry of Numbers - by James Essinger

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783340712 | ISBN 10: 1783340711

    Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named Ada, after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century s version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because, after computer pioneers such as ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua
    The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer - by Sydney Padua

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141981536 | ISBN 10: 0141981539

    In The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage Sydney Padua transforms one of the most compelling scientific collaborations into a hilarious set of adventures.  Meet two of Victorian London's greatest geniuses... Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alex Through the Looking Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers, and Numbers Reflect Life by Alex Bellos
    Alex Through the Looking Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers, and Numbers Reflect Life - by Alex Bellos

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408845721 | ISBN 10: 1408845725

    From triangles, rotations and power laws, to fractals, cones and curves, bestselling author Alex Bellos takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit, engaging stories and limitless enthusiasm. As he narrates a series of eye ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
    Alan Turing: The Enigma - by Andrew Hodges

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781784700089 | ISBN 10: 1784700088

    The official book behind the eight-time Oscar-nominated film, The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley   Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by Brit ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Used to Know That: Maths by Chris Waring
    I Used to Know That: Maths - by Chris Waring

    £5.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782432555 | ISBN 10: 1782432558

    If memories of learning algebra bring you out in a cold sweat and thoughts of quadratic equations cause you feelings of fear and dread, I Used to Know That: Maths can help. A light-hearted and informative reminder of the things that we learnt in scho ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh
    The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets - by Simon Singh

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408842812 | ISBN 10: 1408842815

    You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show Futurama) without ever realising that they contain enough maths to form an entire university course. In The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Simon Singh explains h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music by Anthony Ashton
    Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music - by Anthony Ashton

    £5.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904263364 | ISBN 10: 1904263364

    Music is one of the oldest and most universal of the ancient Arts, yet few people understand what the elements of harmony really are and how they actually fit together, or sometimes dont quite.  In this charming little book Anthony Ashton us ... more

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