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Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science

By: Aczel, Amir

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Seller ID: 9780743464796

ISBN: 0743464796

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He was neither a mathematician nor a trained physicist and yet Leon Foucault always knew that a mysterious force of nature was among us. Like Newton, Galileo, Copernicus, and others before him, Foucault sensed a dramatic relationship between the rotating skies above and the seemingly motionless ground beneath our feet. But it wasn't until 1851 -- in Paris, inside the Pantheon, and in the company of fellow amateur scientist Napoleon III -- that Foucault swung a pendulum and demonstrated an extraordinary truth about the world: that it turns on its axis. "Pendulum" is a fascinating journey t... View more info

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Fermat's Last Theorem

By: Aczel, Amir

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Publisher: 9/6/2014

Seller ID: 9781568580777

ISBN: 1568580770

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Over three hundred years ago, a French scholar scribbled a simple theorem in the margin of a book. It would become the world's most baffling mathematical mystery. Simple, elegant, and utterly impossible to prove, Fermat's Last Theorem captured the imaginations of amateur and professional mathematicians for over three centuries. For some it became a wonderful passion. For others it was an obsession that led to deceit, intrigue, or insanity. In a volume filled with the clues, red herrings, and suspense of a mystery novel, Dr. Amir Aczel reveals the previously untold story of the people, the hist... View more info

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Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity

By: Aczel, Amir

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Seller ID: 9781568581057

ISBN: 156858105X

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Riddle of the Compass

By: Aczel, Amir D.

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Publisher: HARVEST BOOKS: 2/17/2011

Seller ID: 9780156007535

ISBN: 0156007533

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The story of the compass is shrouded in mystery and myth, yet most will agree it begins around the time of the birth of Christ in ancient China. A mysterious lodestone whose powers affected metal was known to the Chinese emperor. When this piece of metal was suspended in water, it always pointed north. This unexplainable occurrence led to the stone's use in feng shui, the Chinese art of finding the right location. However, it was the Italians, more than a thousand years later, who discovered the ultimate destiny of the lodestone and unleashed its formidable powers. In Amalfi sometime in the tw... View more info

Riddle of the Compass

By: Aczel, Amir D.

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Seller ID: 9780156007535D

ISBN: 9780156007535D

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