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  • SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION: A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science. by Braithwaite, Richard Bevan.
    Braithwaite, Richard Bevan.
    SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION: A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science.

    Edition: 3rd US printing.

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1957) dj. Hardcover - Based on the 1946 Tarner Lectures. Concludes with a brief discussion of the question "is science invention or discovery? Index. xii, 376 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, few penciled notations in final chapters, sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 86510
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  • AHA! GOTCHA: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight. by Gardner, Martin.
    Gardner, Martin.
    AHA! GOTCHA: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: W.H. Freeman, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - Paradoxes illustrated and explained, and grouped in several categories including logic, time, statistics. Among these are Lewis Carroll's Crqzy Clocks, an appropriate choice for an author perhaps best known for "The Annotated Alice."" References and suggested readings. Slightly oversized square format. 164 pp. ISBN: 0-716714140.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82700
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  • Mathews, G. B. (1861-1922)
    THEORY OF NUMBERS, PART I.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: G. E. Stechert & Co., 1927. Hardcover - Attractive and uncommon edition of this classic work originally published in 1892. Among those influenced by this British mathematician, who was for many years a lecturer at Cambridge University, were Ramanujan and William Berwic. Index. 323 pp.

    Condition: Fine in black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 34284
    Keywords: Mathematics
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  • BEYOND NUMERACY: Ruminations of a Numbers Man. by Paulos, John Allen.
    Paulos, John Allen.
    BEYOND NUMERACY: Ruminations of a Numbers Man.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. Mathematics as an "engaging topic for idle thought." Essays on complexity, various theorems, probability, and much more. Chronological listing of the top 40 mathemeticians, suggested readings, index. 285 pp.

    Condition: Very good (crease to upper corner of front cover)

    Book ID: 57523
    Keywords: Mathematics
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