The Hog Takes to Precision by Victor Mollo, Mark Horton

By Victor Mollo, Mark Horton

On the subject of each bridge participant on the earth has learn Victor Mollo's Bridge within the Menagerie, a booklet that's on any record of the best-ever most sensible ten at the online game. in the direction of the tip of his existence, Mollo penned a couple of tales concerning the comparable well-loved characters (the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit, Oscar the Owl, and the rest), yet they seemed in basic terms within the pages of vague magazines. Now, for the 1st time, they're to be had accumulated in e-book shape.

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Why do buses come in threes?: the hidden mathematics of by Robert Eastaway

By Robert Eastaway

Why is it larger to shop for a lottery price tag on a Friday? Is undesirable success simply probability, or can it's defined? Is it attainable to win at any time when with no dishonest? and will math vastly raise your odds of having a date or even falling in love? If you have got had the sneaking suspicion ever because the 3rd grade that math is conspiring opposed to you—you're correct. Math and the legislation of likelihood are consistently at paintings in our lives, affecting every thing we do from getting a date to catching a bus.Why Do Buses are available in Threes? is a delightfully unique trip for somebody desirous to remind themselves—or realize for the 1st time—that math is proper to just about every thing we do. Buses that bunch, exact potato chips, and cutting a cake frivolously for a strange variety of visitors all have their hyperlinks to interesting mathematical difficulties. With nice humor and a real love for the topic, the authors current the suggestions to such conundrums as how briskly one may still run within the rain to maintain dry and who was once the best sportsman statistically.Discover the mathematical reasons for the unusual twist of fate of 2 Presidents demise on July four, the uncanny "accuracy" of horoscopes, the variety of petals on a flower and seeds in an apple, and different not-so-coincidental coincidences. Eastaway and Wyndham additionally display how tv rankings paintings, which numbers usually tend to be significant winners within the lottery, and why undesirable issues, similar to buses, consistently appear to occur in threes. it is a attention-grabbing trip throughout the common sense of lifestyles the place Newton's legislation clarify bar fights, exploding rabbit populations, and why showers constantly run both too sizzling or too chilly. For the youngsters, the authors have committed a whole bankruptcy to tips that entertain, educate, and baffle kids with the paranormal homes of numbers. So climb aboard, take a trip, and detect the hidden mathematical code to a few of life's maximum (and such a lot frustrating) questions.You might comprehend 2+2, yet are you aware . . .Which a part of a relocating teach is often desk bound, and which half is usually touring within the opposite path to the teach itself? How realizing Pascal's triangle can preserve you from being overcharged in a brand new York taxicab? What well known lunch foodstuff has its personal theorem? Why lighting fixtures are regularly crimson if you are in a rush? Why math, now not the fool in entrance of you, is accountable on your being caught in lengthy traces on the grocery store? Math: it's not all on your head . . .

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Mathematics & Common Sense: A Case of Creative Tension by Philip J. Davis

By Philip J. Davis

From the Preface: "This ebook is addressed to all who're desirous about the character of arithmetic and its function in society. it really is neither a textual content ebook nor a experts' ebook. It includes a couple of loosely associated essays that could be learn independently and for which i've got attempted to supply a leitmotif by means of throwing mild at the dating among arithmetic and customary feel. In those essays i'm hoping to foster a severe perspective in the direction of either the life of good judgment in arithmetic and the ambiguous position that it could play."

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Aha Solutions by Martin Erickson

By Martin Erickson

Every mathematician (beginner, beginner, alike) thrills to discover basic, dependent strategies to likely tough difficulties. Such satisfied resolutions are known as ``aha! solutions,'' a word popularized by way of arithmetic and technology author Martin Gardner. Aha! suggestions are superb, attractive, and scintillating: they show the wonderful thing about mathematics.

This e-book is a suite of issues of aha! recommendations. the issues are on the point of the school arithmetic scholar, yet there can be whatever of curiosity for the highschool pupil, the instructor of arithmetic, the ``math fan,'' and someone else who loves mathematical challenges.

This assortment comprises 100 difficulties within the parts of mathematics, geometry, algebra, calculus, likelihood, quantity concept, and combinatorics. the issues start off effortless and customarily get tougher as you move during the e-book. a couple of suggestions require using a working laptop or computer. a massive function of the publication is the bonus dialogue of similar arithmetic that follows the answer of every challenge. This fabric is there to entertain and let you know or element you to new questions. for those who do not keep in mind a mathematical definition or thought, there's a Toolkit behind the ebook that may help.

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Howl from the North (Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Greyhawk by Dale (Slade) Henson

By Dale (Slade) Henson

3 of the mythical Blades of Corusk were unearthed, and their powers have confirmed to be all that the stories claimed. Youu were given those to exploit within the quest for the remainder blades. even if, be aware has unfold to the peoples of the neighboring components, and teams are operating opposed to you to avoid your securing those swords. pay attention the carry of the Stonefist and the Rovers of the Barren! basically rather a lot time continues to be that you should find the final Blades of Corusk... and your enemies are at the horizon. locate the blades, and reclaim your birthright of honor and appreciate; fail, and be outcast out of your tribes for all times. the alternative is yours.

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