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100 Geometric Games

by Denis Dugas Pierre Berloquin Martin Gardner

There are three loops in a tangle of rope. How many are independent, and how many are interlocked?Two knights stand on a chessboard. How many other knights must you add so that each square is occupied or threatened by a knight?Among six seemingly identical drawings of mandalas, each rotated by multiples of 60 degrees, one is different. Which is it, and why?Challenge yourself with these mind-benders, brainteasers, and puzzles. Each of them has been carefully selected so that none will be too tough for anyone without a math background - but they're not too easy. Some are original, and all are clearly and accurately answered at the back of the book.

100 Numerical Games

by Denis Dugas Pierre Berloquin Martin Gardner

Follow the hour hand and minute hand of a clock for 24 hours. How many times do they form a right angle?Timothy's house has several rooms, each of which has an even number of doors, including doors that lead outside. Is the number of outside doors even or odd?Stimulating and delightful, this collection of puzzles features original and classic brainteasers. The author, a puzzle columnist for Le Monde, specially selected these mind-benders for the widest possible audience, ensuring that they're neither too hard for those without a math background nor too easy for the mathematically adept. All puzzles are clearly stated and accurately answered at the back of the book - and they're great fun to consider, whether you crack them or not. Includes a Foreword by Martin Gardner.

Chaotic Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems

by S. Neil Rasband

Written when the young science of chaos was gaining a foothold in the scientific community, this book introduces the field's concepts, applications, theory, and technique. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, researchers, and teachers of mathematics, physics, and engineering, the text's major prerequisite is familiarity with differential equations and linear vector spaces. Author S. Neil Rasband discusses the major models for the transitions to chaos exhibited by dynamic systems, introducing the "classical" topics and examples fundamental to the discipline. The most important routes to chaos are presented within a unified framework and supported by integrated problem sets. Topics include one- and two-dimensional maps, universality theory, fractal dimension, differential and conservative dynamics, and other subjects. The text is supplemented by a helpful glossary, references, and an index.

American Negro Folktales

by Richard M. Dorson

A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected during the mid-twentieth century, tell of talking animals, ghosts, devils, and saints.The first part of the book provides a setting for the fables, in which folklorist Richard M. Dorson discusses their origins and the artistry of storytellers. The second part consists of the tales, which include the adventures of Old Marster and John, supernatural episodes, and comical and satirical anecdotes as well as more realistic accounts of racial injustice. Recounted in the actual words of the narrators, the folktales abound in bold language, memorable imagery, and bittersweet humor that reflect the essence of African-American storytelling traditions.

The Silver Gun

by L. A. Chandlar

New York City, 1936. In the midst of the Great Depression, the Big Apple is defiantly striving toward an era infused with art, architecture, and economic progress under the dynamic Mayor La Guardia. But those in City Hall know that tumultuous times can inspire both optimism and deadly danger . . . It’s been six months since Lane Sanders was appointed Mayor Fiorello “Fio” La Guardia’s new personal aide, and the twenty-three-year-old is sprinting in her Mary Janes to match her boss’s pace. Despite dealing with vitriol from the Tammany Hall political machine and managing endless revitalization efforts, Fio hasn’t slowed down a bit during his years in office. And luckily for Lane, his unpredictable antics are a welcome distraction from the childhood memories that haunt her dreams—and the silver gun she’ll never forget. When Lane gets attacked and threatened by an assailant tied to one of most notorious gangsters in the city, even the mayor can’t promise her safety. The corrupt city officials seem to be using Lane as a pawn against Fio for disgracing their party in the prior election. But why was the assailant wielding the exact same gun from her nightmares? Balancing a clandestine love affair and a mounting list of suspects, Lane must figure out how the secrets of her past are connected to the city’s underground crime network—before someone pulls the trigger on the most explosive revenge plot in New York history . . .

Philosophical Introduction to Set Theory

by Stephen Pollard

The primary mechanism for ideological and theoretical unification in modern mathematics, set theory forms an essential element of any comprehensive treatment of the philosophy of mathematics. This unique approach to set theory offers a technically informed discussion that covers a variety of philosophical issues. Rather than focusing on intuitionist and constructive alternatives to the Cantorian/Zermelian tradition, the author examines the two most important aspects of the current philosophy of mathematics, mathematical structuralism and mathematical applications of plural reference and plural quantification.Clearly written and frequently cited in the mathematical literature, this book is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics with some aptitude for mathematical reasoning and prior exposure to symbolic logic. Suitable as a source of supplementary readings in a course on set theory, it also functions as a primary text in a course on the philosophy of mathematics.

Applications of Green's Functions in Science and Engineering

by Michael D. Greenberg

Concise and highly regarded, this treatment of Green's functions and their applications in science and engineering is geared toward undergraduate and graduate students with only a moderate background in ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations. The text also includes a wealth of information of a more general nature on boundary value problems, generalized functions, eigenfunction expansions, partial differential equations, and acoustics. The two-part treatment begins with an overview of applications to ordinary differential equations. Topics include the adjoint operator, delta function, the Green's function method, and the eigenfunction method. The second part, which explores applications to partial differential equations, covers functions for the Laplace, Helmholtz, diffusion, and wave operators. A full index, exercises, suggested reading list, a new preface, and a new brief errata list round out the text.

Examples of Greek and Pompeian Decorative Work

by James Watt

This hard-to-find study by a Victorian-era architect presents precise and detailed renderings of antiquities from Greece and southern Italy. Scottish artist, architect, and jeweler James Cromar Watt (1862-1940) belonged to the Royal Institute of British Architects. This volume is the product of on-site studies he conducted in 1893 in Athens, Palermo, and Naples. His painstaking drawings, most of them full size, recapture the delicacy and precision characteristic of ancient designs from Greece and southern Italy.The splendid variety of designs includes depictions of geometric patterns on marble floors, ornamented urns, and decorative embellishments in the form of leaves, birds, flowers, faces, and realistic as well as mythological animals. Scenes from Pompeii range from a long view of the Forum and close-ups of its richly embellished pillars to details of the altar from the Temple of Aesculapius and floor patterns from the Temple of Isis. Graphic artists and lovers of antiquities will rejoice in this inexpensive new edition of a rare resource and its wealth of illustrations.

The Monkey and the Crocodile: and Other Fables from the Jataka Tales of India

by Ellen C. Babbitt Ellsworth Young

Children will be enchanted by the quaint humor and timeless wisdom of these age-old fables drawn from Buddhist texts. Timid rabbits, noble deer, quarrelsome quails, greedy merchants, and other memorable animal and human characters populate the tales, all of which offer thought-provoking morals. "The Turtle Who Couldn't Stop Talking" illustrates the folly of offering a reply when silence is the best answer; "The Ox Who Won the Forfeit" testifies to the effectiveness of kindness rather than brute force; and "The Golden Goose" and "The Penny-Wise Monkey" demonstrate how greed can ruin good fortune. These and dozens of other captivating stories are further enhanced by charming silhouette images.

German Stories of Crime and Evil from the 18th Century to the Present / Deutsche Geschichten von Verbrechen und Bösem vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart: A Dual-Language Book

by Prof. M. Charlotte Wolf

Ideal for students of German as well as crime story enthusiasts, this dual-language edition contains ten short stories. Selections range from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century classics by Friedrich Schiller ("Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre"/"The Criminal of Lost Honor") and Willibald Alexis ("Das Gelöbnis der drei Diebe"/"The Pledge of the Three Thieves") to tales by such popular contemporary authors as Iris Klockmann ("Der Kuss des Todes"/"The Kiss of Death") and Karin Holz ("Der letzte Stich"/"The Last Trick").Appropriate for intermediate-level students of German, this volume is equally suited to classroom use and independent study. New English translations appear on pages facing the original German text. The editor provides an overview of German crime fiction in addition to concise introductions to each story.

The Beautiful Necessity: Essays on Architecture

by Joan Shelley Rubin A Joan Saab Claude Bragdon

A noted American architect of the early twentieth century discusses universal principles behind the harmonious forms and proportions of ancient and modern buildings. Seven essays by Claude Bragdon offer a master class in the architectural union of art, beauty, and science. His observations and analyses encompass a tremendous variety of buildings, from Gothic cathedrals to Giotto's Campanile to the Taj Mahal, and his examples extend far beyond architecture to the natural symmetry found in the feathers of a peacock's tail, snowflakes, plants, and the human face."Art in all its manifestations is an expression of the cosmic life," notes the author, "and its symbols constitute a language by means of which this life is published and represented. Art is at all times subject to the 'Beautiful Necessity' of proclaiming the 'world order'." Bragdon's theories are illuminated by his graceful black-and-white line drawings, which portray the essentials of line and proportion as expressed in many well-known buildings and paintings.

The Peter Pan Picture Book

by Daniel O'Connor Alice B. Woodward J. M. Barrie

Even the youngest of readers and listeners can fly away to Neverland with this simplified adaptation of J. M. Barrie's beloved play. This 1907 version was created shortly after the play's debut with the author's consent and approval. Initially published as a keepsake for children to take home from the theater, this richly illustrated rendition also functioned as a consolation to those unable to see the play. A century later, the book offers an enchanting introduction to the boy who wouldn't grow up and his magical world.Twenty-eight fantastical watercolor illustrations by a prominent English artist complement the storybook rendering of the original play. Alice B. Woodward's fanciful images recall the style of her contemporary, Golden Age of Illustration artist Arthur Rackham. Readers of all ages will fall in love all over again with this vivid retelling of the Darling children's adventures among pirates, mermaids, Indians, and a tribe of Lost Boys.

Rumor, Fear and the Madness of Crowds

by J. P. Chaplin

Martians, a reincarnated Irish woman, a dead movie star, an insane anesthetist, and an obsessed U.S. Attorney General - these disparate characters have something in common. Each was at the center of an incident of mass hysteria, in which frightened, grieving, and otherwise disturbed people abandoned their common sense. This fascinating book by a prominent psychologist explores several intriguing case histories of mass hysteria, from "The Great Disappointment" of 1926, in which thousands of believers dressed in white to await Jesus' return, to UFO sightings and other extraordinary phenomena.Author J. P. Chaplin examines historical incidents of mob mentality, including "The Last Days of Rudolph Valentino," which culminated in a New York City riot of 80,000 mourning fans; "The Secrets of the Nunnery," involving the sack of a Boston convent by an angry crowd in search of children's skulls; "The Martians Invade New Jersey," in which a radio drama was mistaken for a news broadcast; and other remarkable instances of mass delusion.

Happy New Year! and Other Stories

by Curt Leviant Sholom Aleichem

One of the most beloved and prolific writers of Yiddish literature, Sholom Aleichem (1859–1916) produced a wealth of wonderful stories that combine traditional Jewish oral humor with Western literary tradition. For years a living legend, he wrote enduring gems of fiction, eleven of which are included in this entertaining collection.The master storyteller brilliantly recaptures the joy and tribulations of Jewish life in such tales as "Geese," "At the Doctor's," "Three Widows," "The Passover Eve Vagabonds," "On America," "Someone to Envy," "Three Calendars," "The Ruined Passover," the title story, and two others. Introduced and ably translated by Curt Leviant, these tales sparkle with wit, wisdom, and a warm humanity that will appeal to a wide audience of readers, especially those with an interest in Jewish cultural life.

Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

by Henry Anelay George W.M. Reynolds

Fernand Wagner's deal with the devil buys wealth and youth-at the price of monthly transformations into a ravening beast. The first important fictional treatment of the werewolf theme in English literature, this Victorian thriller traces Wagner's blood-soaked trail through sixteenth-century Italy. Packed with horrors and thrills, it offers a gothic feast of murders and supernatural events, punctuated by hidden plots and secret passages, Turkish invasions and intrigues, and other diabolical doings. Although largely forgotten today, author George W. Reynolds ranked among mid-Victorian England's most celebrated authors and was a prominent political figure and pioneer for social justice. This edition of Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf includes the first extensive modern survey of Reynolds' work as well as twenty-four atmospheric illustrations.

Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex

by Owen Chase

In 1819, the American whaler Essex was sailing deep into the great equatorial hunting grounds of the Pacific when it was destroyed by a maddened sperm whale. By all reports, the 85-foot whale deliberately rammed the ship twice and sank it. The incident, which occurred in the same year that Herman Melville was born, became a primary source of inspiration for Moby-Dick. Indeed, much of the detail and color in the final chapter of Melville's work is drawn directly from these three eyewitness accounts. The book also served as the basis for the 2015 movie In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth.The harrowing events are described in detail by the first mate, Owen Chase, and corroborated in all essentials by both the captain, George Pollard, and the second mate, Thomas Chappel. Although the ship sank quickly after the attack, the horror lingered for months, and ended in cannibalism as the survivors drifted helplessly in small boats across thousands of miles of open sea.These three narratives are reprinted from a rare limited edition. An introduction traces the incorporation of the real-life incident into Melville's fictional re-creation, and twelve beautiful wood engravings add a further note of drama.

Trabajo, piso, pareja

by Zahara

Zahara compone un relato a dos voces sobre la conciliación romántica y profesional de una generación en la que está mal visto enamorarse, en la que el trabajo es la prioridad y el desapego familiar la norma. Una sociedad en la que mantener una relación es tan difícil como sostener en pie un castillo de naipes. Clarisa: treintaipocos, pertenece a esa generación a la que se lo prometieron todo y a la que la crisis le ha negado la mayoría. Estudió mucho pero le ha servido para poco. Trabaja en un peculiar negocio: el canal Youtube de su madre, famosa por sus vídeos sobre terapia vital vegana y yogui. Marco: introvertido y metódico. Trabaja como guionista en un programa de televisión, pero su gran sueño ha sido siempre ser escritor. Su novela está a punto de salir a la luz y parece que promete ser un éxito. Un uno de enero sus mundos chocan (literalmente) en la San Silvestre, en una mañana atiborrada de corredores disfrazados de bailarina. Se enamoran de lo que los separa. Él, de la verborrea y caos de Clarisa. Ella, de la misteriosa personalidad y el carisma de Mario. Pero, ¿qué sucede después del The end, cuando las cortinas se cierran y suena el despertador? ¿Cómo sobrevive el amor después de las legañas, después de los «llego tarde a casa»? ¿Qué pasa cuando decir «Te quiero» se vuelve una rutina? Reseñas:«La obra de Zahara es una novela romántica que logra escapar de los clichés del género, que huye de la ñoñería y que denuncia el panorama desolador de los jóvenes.»La huella digital «Hay debuts literarios que logran sorprender a propios y extraños. Da igual que ya conocieras la faceta musical de Zahara: no estás preparado para Trabajo, piso, pareja, un fresco íntimo sobre la vida de una relación que actúa como un diagnóstico íntimo de algunas patologías generacionales.»Revista GQ En los blogs...«Si perteneces a esa(s) generación(es) que creyó que se comería el mundo pero que la crisis y los empleos precarios se los comieron a ellos, seguro que te sientes identificada con muchas de las situaciones que se viven en cada una de las páginas.»Blog Esto es Malasaña

The Book on Games of Chance: The 16th-Century Treatise on Probability

by Sydney Henry Gould Gerolamo Cardano Samuel S. Wilks

Mathematics was only one area of interest for Gerolamo Cardano - the sixteenth-century astrologer, philosopher, and physician was also a prolific author and inveterate gambler. Gambling led Cardano to the study of probability, and he was the first writer to recognize that random events are governed by mathematical laws. Published posthumously in 1663, Cardano's Liber de ludo aleae (Book on Games of Chance) is often considered the major starting point of the study of mathematical probability. The Italian scholar formulated some of the field's basic ideas more than a century before the better-known correspondence of Pascal and Fermat. Although his book had no direct influence on other early thinkers about probability, it remains an important antecedent to later expressions of the science's tenets.

Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces: Revised and Updated Second Edition

by Manfredo P. do Carmo

One of the most widely used texts in its field, this volume introduces the differential geometry of curves and surfaces in both local and global aspects. The presentation departs from the traditional approach with its more extensive use of elementary linear algebra and its emphasis on basic geometrical facts rather than machinery or random details. Many examples and exercises enhance the clear, well-written exposition, along with hints and answers to some of the problems.The treatment begins with a chapter on curves, followed by explorations of regular surfaces, the geometry of the Gauss map, the intrinsic geometry of surfaces, and global differential geometry. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics, this text's prerequisites include an undergraduate course in linear algebra and some familiarity with the calculus of several variables. For this second edition, the author has corrected, revised, and updated the entire volume.

Tagebuch von Mr. Groß, Dunkel und Gutaussehend

by Anja Bauermeister Kaz Campbell

Mr. Groß, Dunkel und Gutaussehend (kurz, Mr. GDG) … das ist Maddi Bulls (ja, die Maddi aus dem Tagebuch eines beinahe coolen Mädchens) Spitzname für Richard Jones. Verfolge seine Tagebucheinträge, um herauszufinden, was er von Maddi hält und was sonst noch in seinem Leben vor sich geht. Manchmal kann das Leben sehr schwer sein, besonders, wenn man erst vor kurzem seine Mom in einem Autounfall verloren hat. Aber Maddi zaubert immer wieder ein Lächeln auf das Gesicht von Mr. GDG. Eines Tages entdeckt Richard die Taschenuhr seiner Mom, ein altes Familienerbstück, das von Generation zu Generation weitergereicht wurde. Schon seine Oma erzählte ihm Geschichten über ihre unglaublichen Abenteuer damit. Könnte es sein, dass ihre Geschichten tatsächlich wahr sind? Hat die Taschenuhr etwas mit diesen Erlebnissen zu tun? Wird Richard der Sache auf den Grund gehen oder folgt er dem Rat seines Dads und lässt die Finger davon? Ein super Buch für junge Mädchen im Alter von 8 bis 12 Jahren. Das hier sagen unsere wunderbaren Leser: Ich liebe es! Es ist so toll, inspirierend für alle beinahe coolen Mädchen. Das Buch zeigt, dass Mr. Groß, Dunkel und Gutaussehend eine weiche Seite hat! Es ist so süß! Ich finde das Buch wirklich gut; ich glaube, es ist eines meiner Lieblingsbücher. Am Anfang war es sehr traurig. Weißt du, meine beste Freundin hat ihre Mutter verloren und sie hat das Buch auch gelesen und gesagt, dass es ihr genauso ging. Mir gefällt auch, dass Maddi ihr eigenes Tagebuch schreibt, aber dann kann man auch das von Mr. GDG lesen. Ich liebe dieses Buch, ach bitte, bitte, bitte schreibe noch eins für mich! Ich liiiiiiiiiiebe dieses Buch kannst du noch eins schreiben bitte weil es mir so gut gefallen hat (wirklich) bitte!!! Von der Autorin: Im Tagebuch von Mr. Groß, Dunkel und Gutaussehend geht es um Richard…ja, genau, Maddis Freund (aus dem Tagebuch eines beinahe coolen Mädchens). Du kannst hier mehr übe

Niños Seguros de Sí Mismos

by Katrina Kahler Karen Campbell Ana Cristina Peña

Imagine a tus hijos mientras crecen. Ellos son fuertes y pueden hacerle frente a los problemas que la vida les presenta. Están seguros y tienen una visión positiva de la vida. Debido a esto, siempre son felices y tienen muchos buenos amigos y relaciones. A lo largo de su vida han sido agradecidos y la gente siempre comenta su hermosa actitud. Usted puede dar forma al futuro de sus hijos. Niños felices y exitosos convertidos en adultos bien formados. Siga nuestros consejos y le garantizamos que usted verá resultados de cambios positivos para la vida; dando a su hijo el regalo de una vida maravillosa.

Haz Condimentos Desde Cero Recetas Fabulosas Para Sabores Frescos Y Estilos De Vida Más Saludables

by Mónica Sarro Amber Richards

Haz Condimentos desde Cero es la mejor guía para más de 300 recetas de comida más sabrosa, alimentos más saludables y grandes ahorros. No utilices condimentos procesados, de baja calidad y caros para tus alimentos. En este libro encontrarás toneladas de recetas maravillosas para tener sabores más frescos y un estilo de vida más saludable. Los resultados son obvios: nuevos niveles de sabores deliciosos para consentir a tu paladar e impulsar tu creatividad sin los efectos dañinos de los condimentos comprados. Trabajas duro en la cocina, ¿por qué conformarte con condimentos que sabotean tu pasión por alimentos saludables?

Rus In Urbe

by Max Gonçalves Leite Ferreira James Lawless

Nesta coletânea de poemas, Rus in Urbe, James Lawless explora o mundo à sua volta, em sua paisagem rural e urbana. Às vezes seus vívidos vislumbres são apresentados em inglês e outras vezes em irlandês. Essa facilidade com ambas as línguas enriquece a coleção. Em A outra metade / Leath Eile – Ouço você somando /na língua antiga … Éistim leat ag comhaireamh / sa tsean teanga .. as palavras levam o leitor à magia do verso – a suave luz …‘le gile séimh trathnóna. Os poemas oferecem um bem-vindo acesso às várias camadas de significado, música e magia. Essa dualidade fornece o imediatismo e a dispersão da língua inglesa em uma página e a melodia e o ritmo da língua irlandesa na página oposta. Há uma riqueza de imagens nos poemas. Em Vinhetas parisienses – marcas da idade no rosto,/ mapeando a rota de sua vida. contrasta com... – Os jovens de skate desviam-se do vento,/ surfando nas ondas da cidade. Aqui há ecos de Yeats. James Lawless apresenta breves e imediatos olhares sobre o dia-a-dia e os transforma em uma vívida memória, com correntes de tensão subjacentes tão bem capturadas em – Como posso dizer.../ Fico/ ou vou? A presença frequente dos pássaros é um símbolo da movimentação entre os cenários rural e urbano. Rus in Urbe é uma coletânea de poemas com um forte trabalho artesanal, de poucas palavras e rica em camadas de significados.

Tagebuch eines beinahe coolen Mädchens - Triff die Verwandtschaft (Buch 2)

by Bill Campbell Anja Bauermeister

Maddis Abenteuer gehen weiter in diesem aufregenden neuen Buch der Beinahe Cool-Serie. Neue Charaktere, neue Freunde, neue Familienmitglieder und noch viel mehr zu lachen. Maddi und ihre Eltern reisen nach Australien, um einen Familienurlaub mit Maddis Cousine und Cousin zu verbringen. Lies von Maddis peinlichen Momenten auf der Flugreise, ihrer Flucht vor einem bösartigen Krokodil, ihrem tragischen Mode-Desaster und warum du nie zu viele Backpflaumen essen solltest! Unser beinahe cooles Mädchen überwindet alle Hindernisse und triumphiert am Ende wieder einmal. Wenn dir das Tagebuch eines beinahe coolen Mädchens - Meine Neue Schule (Buch 1) gefallen hat, wirst du Maddis neue Abenteuer verschlingen. Ein ideales Buch für Mädchen im Alter von 9 bis 12, witzig und unterhaltsam.

Meu Monstro - Livro 2 - Félix... O Monstrinho Travesso

by Monica Bessa Kaz Campbell

Kaz Campbell tem ensinado crianças há mais de 20 anos. Em seu trabalho como professora, ela adora contar histórias engraçadas e também gosta de ajudar crianças com problemas pessoais e sociais. Sua série, Meu Monstro, permite a Kaz fazer ambas. Meu Monstro 2 vai fazer sua criança dar muitas risadas, mas vai também ensiná-la sobre bullying e resiliência. Com seu marido e dois filhos adolescentes, Kaz mora bem ao lado da praia, na ensolarada cidade de Queensland, na Austrália. Toda sua família adora surfar e fazer longas caminhadas pela praia. Ela tem um lindo cão Dinamarquês chamado Roxy. Seus hobbies favoritos são: ler, escrever, surfar e comer nos cafés locais.

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