The Advent of the Algorithm: The Idea that Rules the World

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Harcourt #ad - Any programmer can invent a new algorithm-and many have become millionaires doing just that. You don't have to be a programmer or a math buff to enjoy his book. The algorithm is just code, but it makes things happen. It's the set of abstract, detailed instructions that makes computers run. Beginning with leibniz and culminating in the middle of this century with the work of little-known geniuses and eccentrics like Gödel and Turing, David Berlinski tells this epic tale with clarity and imaginative brilliance.

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A Tour of the Calculus

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Pantheon Books #ad - In its largest aspect, the calculus functions as a celestial measuring tape, able to order the infinite expanse of the universe. Calculus was humanity's first attempt to represent the world and perhaps its greatest meditation on the theme of continuity. Time and space are given names, points, growth, and limits; seemingly intractable problems of motion, and form are reduced to answerable questions.

Charts and graphs throughout.

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The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions

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Basic Books #ad - Bestselling author david Berlinski's wise and witty assault on the pretensions of the scientific atheistsMilitant atheism is on the rise. These authors are merely the leading edge of a larger movement that includes much of the scientific community. In response, himself a secular Jew, mathematician David Berlinski, delivers a biting defense of religious thought.

The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions #ad - Bestselling author David Berlinski's wise and witty assault on the pretensions of the scientific atheists. The devil's delusion is a brilliant, incisive, and funny book that explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it is the ultimate touchstone for understanding our world. In recent years richard dawkins, sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief.

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Human Nature

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Discovery Institute #ad - Men are not about to become like gods. Bestselling author David Berlinski's wise and witty assault on the pretensions of the scientific atheists. In this wide-ranging work polymath david berlinski draws upon history, and moments of sublime insight, nobility, mathematics, and literature to retrain our gaze on an old truth many are eager to forget: there is and will be about the human condition beauty, yes, logic, but also ignorance and depravity.

Human Nature #ad - Human nature eviscerates these and other doctrines of a contemporary nihilism masquerading as science. Conventional wisdom holds that the murder rate has plummeted since the Middle Ages; humankind is growing more peaceful and enlightened; man is shortly to be much improved—better genes, better neural circuits, better biochemistry; and we are approaching a technological singularity that well may usher in utopia.

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A Tour of the Calculus

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Vintage #ad - Were it not for the calculus, mathematicians would have no way to describe the acceleration of a motorcycle or the effect of gravity on thrown balls and distant planets, or to prove that a man could cross a room and eventually touch the opposite wall. Just how calculus makes these things possible and in doing so finds a correspondence between real numbers and the real world is the subject of this dazzling book by a writer of extraordinary clarity and stylistic brio.

A Tour of the Calculus #ad - . An odd and tantalizing book by a writer who takes immense pleasure in this great mathematical tool, and tries to create it in others. New york times book review bestselling author David Berlinski's wise and witty assault on the pretensions of the scientific atheists. Even as he initiates us into the mysteries of real numbers, Berlinski explores the furthest implications of his subject, and limits, functions, revealing how the calculus reconciles the precision of numbers with the fluidity of the changing universe.

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One, Two, Three: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics

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Pantheon #ad - From the acclaimed author of a tour of the Calculus and The Advent of the Algorithm, here is a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts. In his latest foray into mathematics, making clear how and why these mercurial, subtraction, David Berlinski takes on the simplest questions that can be asked: What is a number? How do addition, multiplication, and division actually work? What are geometry and logic? As he delves into these subjects, he discovers and lucidly describes the beauty and complexity behind their seemingly simple exteriors, often slippery concepts are essential to who we are.

One, Two, Three: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics #ad - Filled with illuminating historical anecdotes and asides on some of the most fascinating mathematicians through the ages, Three is a captivating exploration of the foundation of mathematics: how it originated, One, Two, who thought of it, and why it matters. Bestselling author David Berlinski's wise and witty assault on the pretensions of the scientific atheists.

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One, Two, Three: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics

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Vintage #ad - The acclaimed author of a tour of the calculus and The Infinite Ascent offers an enlightening and enthralling tour of the basics of mathematics, and reveals a world of fascination in fundamental mathematical ideas. One, three is david berlinski’s captivating exploration of the foundation of mathematics, Two, its fundamental ideas, and why they matter.

By unraveling the complex answers to these most elementary questions—What is a number? How do addition, subtraction, and other functions actually work? What are geometry and logic?—Berlinski reveals the intricacy behind their seemingly simple exteriors. Used book in Good Condition. Peppered with enlightening historical anecdotes and asides on some of history’s most fascinating mathematicians,  One, Two, Three,  revels in the beauty of numbers as Berlinski shows us how and why these often slippery concepts are as essential to the field of mathematics as to who we are.

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Newton's Gift: How Sir Isaac Newton Unlocked the System of the World

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Free Press #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. In this witty, engaging, and often moving examination of Newton's life, David Berlinski recovers the man behind the mathematical breakthroughs. Isbn13: 9780743217767. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Used book in Good Condition. An edifying appreciation of Newton's greatest accomplishment, Newton's Gift is also a touching celebration of a transcendent man.

Sir isaac newton, creator of the first and perhaps most important scientific theory, is a giant of the scientific era. Despite this, he has remained inaccessible to most modern readers, indisputably great but undeniably remote. The story carries the reader from newton's unremarkable childhood to his awkward undergraduate days at Cambridge through the astonishing year in which, his Principia Mathematica, he laid the foundation for his system of the world, working alone, and to the subsequent monumental feuds that poisoned his soul and wearied his supporters.

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The Deniable Darwin

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Discovery Institute #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. David berlinski, writes about three profound mysteries: the existence of the human mind, the existence and diversity of living creatures, a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute, and the existence of matter. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

The Deniable Darwin #ad - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! In this collection of essays, Dr. Berlinski's other books include the devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions, Newton's Gift, and A Tour of the Calculus. Isbn13: 9780743217767. Bestselling author David Berlinski's wise and witty assault on the pretensions of the scientific atheists.

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Newton's Gift: How Sir Isaac Newton Unlocked the System of the World

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Free Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Isbn13: 9780743217767. 25, 000 first printing. Bestselling author David Berlinski's wise and witty assault on the pretensions of the scientific atheists.

. Condition: New. The author of a tour of the calculus serves up a loving portrait of the life of Sir Isaac Newton that also assesses his remarkable accomplishments in the field of science, his rescue of the British mint and its currency, and his intellectual battles with colleagues. Used book in Good Condition.

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Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics Modern Library Chronicles

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Modern Library #ad - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Bestselling author David Berlinski's wise and witty assault on the pretensions of the scientific atheists. Isbn13: 9780743217767. The elaboration of mathematical knowledge has meant nothing less than the unfolding of human consciousness itself. Used book in Good Condition.

Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. In infinite ascent, tells the story of mathematics, a tour of the calculus, the acclaimed author of The Advent of the Algorithm, and deep insight a 2, bringing to life with wit, and Newton’s Gift, elegance, David Berlinski, 500-year-long intellectual adventure.

Berlinski focuses on the ten most important breakthroughs in mathematical history–and the men behind them. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Used book in Good Condition. With his unmatched ability to make abstract ideas concrete and approachable, Berlinski both tells an engrossing tale and introduces us to the full power of what surely ranks as one of the greatest of all human endeavors.

Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics Modern Library Chronicles #ad - Here are pythagoras, who gave the world the very idea of a proof; Leibniz and Newton, co-discoverers of the calculus; Cantor, master of the infinite; and Gödel, intoxicated by the mystical significance of numbers; Euclid, who in one magnificent proof placed everything in doubt. Tracking provided on most orders.

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