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Will you be alive 10 years from now? - and numerous other curious questions in probability - a collection of not so well-known mathematical mind-benders (with solutions, with one exception) Will you be alive 10 years from now? - and numerous other curious questions in probability - a collection of not so well-known mathematical mind-benders (with solutions, with one exception)

"What are the chances of a game-show contestant finding a chicken in a box? Is the Hanukkah dreidel a fair game? Will you be alive ten years from now? These are just some of the one-of-a-kind probability puzzles that acclaimed popular math writer Paul Nahin offers in this lively and informative book.Nahin brings probability to life with colorful and amusing historical anecdotes as well as an electrifying approach to solving puzzles that illustrates many of the techniques that mathematicians and

Oct 2, 2014
When the trees say nothing - writings on nature When the trees say nothing - writings on nature

Oct 2, 2014
The perfect wave - with neutrinos at the boundary of space and time The perfect wave - with neutrinos at the boundary of space and time

Almost weightless and able to pass through the densest materials with ease, neutrinos seem to defy the laws of nature. But these mysterious particles may hold the key to our deepest questions about the universe, says physicist Heinrich Pa┬Ęs. In "The Perfect Wave" he serves as our fluent, deeply knowledgeable guide to a particle world that tests the boundaries of space, time, and human knowledge.

Oct 2, 2014
The lagoon - how Aristotle invented science The lagoon - how Aristotle invented science

Sep 26, 2014
The Indiana weed book The Indiana weed book

Oct 2, 2014
The edge of the sky - all you need to know about the all-there-is - (using only the ten hundred most-used words in our tongue) The edge of the sky - all you need to know about the all-there-is - (using only the ten hundred most-used words in our tongue)

Sep 26, 2014
The carnivore way - coexisting with and conserving North America's predators The carnivore way - coexisting with and conserving North America's predators

In The Carnivore Way, Cristina Eisenberg argues compellingly for the necessity of top predators in large, undisturbed landscapes, and how a continental-long corridor - a "carnivore way" - provides the room they need to roam and connected landscapes that allow them to disperse. Eisenberg follows the footsteps of six large carnivores - wolves, grizzly bears, lynx, jaguars, wolverines, and cougars - on a 7,500-mile wildlife corridor from Alaska to Mexico along the Rocky Mountains. Backed by robust

Oct 2, 2014
In the company of bears - what black bears have taught me about intelligence and intuition In the company of bears - what black bears have taught me about intelligence and intuition

Sep 25, 2014
Arrival of the fittest - solving evolution's greatest puzzle Arrival of the fittest - solving evolution's greatest puzzle

"Wagner draws on over fifteen years of research to present the missing piece in Darwin's theory. Using experimental and computational technologies that were heretofore unimagined, he has found that adaptations are not just driven by chance, but by a set of laws that allow nature to discover new molecules and mechanisms in a fraction of the time that random variation would take"--Amazon.com.

Oct 2, 2014
Ancient trees - portraits of time Ancient trees - portraits of time

Provides a photographic guide to some of the world's most ancient trees, featuring seventy portraits of such species as yews, baobabs, and dragon's blood trees.

Sep 25, 2014