Once Upon A Number

The Hidden Mathematical Logic Of Stories

Author: John Allen Paulos

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786723998

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 4676

What two things could be more different than numbers and stories? Numbers are abstract, certain, and eternal, but to most of us somewhat dry and bloodless. Good stories are full of life: they engage our emotions and have subtlety and nuance, but they lack rigor and the truths they tell are elusive and subject to debate. As ways of understanding the world around us, numbers and stories seem almost completely incompatible.Once Upon a Number shows that stories and numbers aren't as different as you might imagine, and in fact they have surprising and fascinating connections. The concepts of logic and probability both grew out of intuitive ideas about how certain situations would play out. Now, logicians are inventing ways to deal with real world situations by mathematical means—by acknowledging, for instance, that items that are mathematically interchangeable may not be interchangeable in a story. And complexity theory looks at both number strings and narrative strings in remarkably similar terms.Throughout, renowned author John Paulos mixes numbers and narratives in his own delightful style. Along with lucid accounts of cutting-edge information theory we get hilarious anecdotes and jokes; instructions for running a truly impressive pyramid scam; a freewheeling conversation between Groucho Marx and Bertrand Russell (while they're stuck in an elevator together); explanations of why the statistical evidence against OJ Simpson was overwhelming beyond doubt and how the Unabomber's thinking shows signs of mathematical training; and dozens of other treats. This is another winner from America's favorite mathematician.

Buffett, Newton, Darwin

Warum Anleger von Physik, Biologie & Co. profitieren

Author: Robert G. Hagstrom

Publisher: Börsenbuchverlag

ISBN: 3864701996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6448

Hagstrom erklärt, warum es für Investoren wichtig ist, Entdeckungen aus anderen Bereichen wie das Newton'sche Gleichgewicht oder die Darwin'sche Evolution zu berücksichtigen. Lässt man die Grundsätze der Physik, Biologie, Soziologie, Psychologie, Philosophie, Literaturwissenschaft und Mathematik in die eigenen Investment-Entscheidungen einfließen, stellen sich nämlich positive Ergebnisse ein. Hagstroms These: Nur wer den engen Rahmen der Investment-Welt verlässt, wird zu einem wirklich erfolgreichen Investor.

Investing: The Last Liberal Art

Author: Robert G. Hagstrom

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153101X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 7153

Robert G. Hagstrom is one of the best-known authors of investment books for general audiences. Turning his extensive experience as a portfolio manager at Legg Mason Capital Management into valuable guidance for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, he is the author of six successful books on investment, including The Warren Buffett Way, a New York Times best-seller that has sold more than a million copies. In this updated second edition of Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Hagstrom explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature. He discusses, for instance, how the theory of evolution disrupts the notion of the efficient market and how reading strategies for literature can be gainfully applied to investing research. Building on Charlie Munger's famous "latticework of mental models" concept, Hagstrom argues that it is impossible to make good investment decisions based solely on a strong knowledge of finance theory alone. He reinforces his concepts with additional data and a new chapter on mathematics, and updates his text throughout to reflect the developments of the past decade, particularly the seismic economic upheaval of 2008. He has also added a hundred new titles to the invaluable reading list concluding the book. Praise for the first edition: "I read this book in one sitting: I could not put it down."—Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk "Elegant and irresistible. Robert G. Hagstrom makes the complex clear as he confidently crisscrosses through the disciplines of finance, biology, physics, and literature. The only way to understand investing better, [Investing] shows, is to understand the world better. Ideas spark off the page at every turn. This is simply a gem of a book."—James Surowiecki, New Yorker "Investing is a brisk and engaging read, and it is a pleasure to be in the presence of Hagstrom's agile mind."—International Herald Tribune

Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over

How Organizations Use Stories to Drive Results

Author: Lori L. Silverman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787988073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7918

This book includes real-life examples from over 70 respected organizations, small and large, representing a multitude of industries using stories to drive results. Leaders from organizations such as Microsoft, Lands’ End, Verizon, U.S. Air Force, and World Vision demonstrate the strong positive influence stories can have. No abstract theories or platitudes are conveyed here. The book spells out how Kevin Roberts, CEO worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi, achieved sustained sales growth after several mergers and downsizings caused the organization to fall on hard times. It also shows how Erik Shaw, president and CEO of FivePoint Federal Credit Union, overcame resistance to an organizational name change, resulting in membership growth exceeding the national average.

Principia Mathematica.

Author: Alfred North Whitehead,Bertrand Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Logic, Symbolic and mathematical

Page: 167

View: 3414

Das einzig Gewisse ist das Ungewisse

Streifzüge durch die unberechenbare Welt der Mathematik

Author: John Allen Paulos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593374239

Category:

Page: 223

View: 4184

Science and Its Times: 1950-present

Author: Neil Schlager,Josh Lauer

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787639396

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 5604

"This series discusses how the major fields of science developed during specific time periods. Each volume focuses on a range of years and includes developments in exploration, life sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and technology. When the series is completed, the seven volumes will cover 2000 B.C. to the present."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Senior High School Library Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 1786

Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

Book review digest

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

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Subjects Matter

Every Teacher's Guide to Content-area Reading

Author: Harvey Daniels,Steven Zemelman

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325005959

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 6977

Grades 7-12 Finally, a book about content-area reading that's just as useful to math, science, and history teachers as it is to English teachers! Lively, practical, and irreverent, Subjects Matter points the way to activities and materials that energize content and engage students across all subject areas. This book features: 23 practical classroom activities that help students understand and remember what they read, in mathematics, science, social studies, English, and more a tough analysis of today's textbooks, along with specific ways to use them more effectively a new "balanced diet" of reading, including 150 books of interest to teenagers instructions for growing a rich classroom library in your subject area plans for setting up student book clubs and reading groups in any discipline group-building techniques that create a productive community of readers a do-it-yourself exploration of the ways smart readers think models for developing ambitious thematic units within your classroom or with colleagues special help and materials for students who struggle scientific proof that the book's recommended activities do improve reading and learning.

Story Proof

The Science Behind the Startling Power of Story

Author: Kendall F. Haven

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591585466

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 2825

Argues that storytelling and story reading are an important component of brain development and the education of children and adults.

Mathematics and Culture in Europe

Mathematics in Art, Technology, Cinema, and Theatre

Author: M. Manaresi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 405

View: 5329

Predicated on the notion that mathematics has been a growing source of aesthetic inspiration in culture, this volume celebrates where the two intermesh. It is a meditation on the performances and cultural events, all mathematics-related, performed in Bologna in 2004, is dedicated to all those who are curious about mathematics, but also more generally about theatre, cinema, literature, arts and science. Thanks to the DVD, one can readers can relive various events through the voices and the images of the participants.

Math and Mathematicians

The History of Math Discoveries Around the World

Author: Lawrence W. Baker

Publisher: UXL

ISBN: 9780787664817

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 2223

Offers biographies of mathematicians from all historical periods and articles describing math concepts and principles.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 9803

Schiffbruch mit Tiger

Roman

Author: Yann Martel

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104010323

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8636

Schiffbruch mit Tiger? Diese Geschichte würden Sie nicht glauben? Kein Wunder. Fantastisch. Verwegen. Atemberaubend. Wahnsinnig komisch. Eine Geschichte, die Sie an Gott glauben lässt. Pi Patel, der Sohn eines indischen Zoobesitzers und praktizierender Hindu, Christ und Muslim erleidet mit einer Hyäne, einem Orang-Utan, einem verletzten Zebra und einem 450 Pfund schweren bengalischen Tiger namens Richard Parker Schiffbruch. Bald hat der Tiger alle erledigt - alle, außer Pi. Alleine treiben sie in einem Rettungsboot auf dem Ozean. Eine wundersame, abenteuerliche Odyssee beginnt. ››Martel schreibt wie ein leidenschaftlicher Paul Auster.‹‹ Times Literary Supplement ››Eine Reminiszenz an Italo Calvino.‹‹ Independent on Sunday

Senior High Core Collection

A Selection Guide

Author: Raymond W. Barber,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210861

Category: Best books

Page: 1456

View: 2783

- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.