Book cover of The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only Math by Manil Suri
Mathematics

The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only Math

Our universe has multiple origin stories, from religious creation myths to the Big Bang of scientists. But if we leave those behind and start from nothing—no matter, no cosmos, not even empty space—could we create a universe using only math? Irreverent, richly illustrated, and boundlessly creative, The Big Bang of Numbers invites us to try. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilization by Michael Brooks
History

The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilization

An illuminating, millennia-spanning history of the impact mathematics has had on the world, and the fascinating people who have mastered its inherent power
 
Counting is not innate to our nature, and without education humans can rarely count past three — beyond that, it’s just “more.” But once harnessed by our ancestors, the power of numbers allowed humanity to flourish in ways that continue to lead to discoveries and enrich our lives today. […Learn More]

Mathematics

Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else

From the New York Times-bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong—himself a world-class geometer—a far-ranging exploration of the power of geometry, which turns out to help us think better about practically everything.

How should a democracy choose its representatives? How can you stop a pandemic from sweeping the world? How do computers learn to play Go, and why is learning Go so much easier for them than learning to read a sentence? Can ancient Greek proportions predict the stock market? (Sorry, no.) What should your kids learn in school if they really want to learn to think? All these are questions about geometry. For real. […Learn More]

Engineering & Transportation

Humble Pi: A Comedy of Math Errors

**The First Ever Maths Book to be a No.1 Bestseller**’Wonderful … superb’ Daily MailWhat makes a bridge wobble when it’s not meant to Billions of dollars mysteriously vanish into thin air A building rock when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap’s 1990 hit I’ve Got The Power The answer is maths. Or, to be precise, what happens when maths goes wrong in the real world. […Learn More]