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"MATHEMATICS / Essays"@en .
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"electronic bk." .
"9781400841981" .
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"1400841984" .
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"Mathematics."@en .
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"Princeton University Press" .
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"SCIENCE / Essays"@en .
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"Mathematics / History / Problems, exercises, etc."@en .
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"nju" .
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"Mathematics"@en .
"Mathematics."@en .
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"Wardhaugh, Benjamin, 1979-" .
"Wardhaugh" .
"Benjamin" .
"1979" .
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"Cover; Contents; Preface; 1 \"\"Sports and Pastimes, Done by Number\"\": Mathematical Tricks, Mathematical Games; The Well Spring of Sciences: Humfrey Baker, 1564; Mathematical Recreations: Henry van Etten, 1633; \"\"How Prodigiously Numbers Do Increase\"\": William Leybourne, 1667; Profitable and Delightful Problems: Jacques Ozanam, 1708; Lotteries and Mountebanks: L. Despiau, 1801; Dodging the Mastodon and the Plesiosaurus: Henry Ernest Dudeney, 1917; \"\"Plenty of Interesting Things to Be Discovered\"\": NRICH, 1998-2004; 2 \"\"Much Necessary for All States of Men\"\": From Arithmetic to Algebra"@en .
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"782925095"^^ .
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"2012" .
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"Despite what we may sometimes imagine, popular mathematics writing didn't begin with Martin Gardner. In fact, it has a rich tradition stretching back hundreds of years. This entertaining and enlightening anthology--the first of its kind--gathers nearly one hundred fascinating selections from the past 500 years of popular math writing, bringing to life a little-known side of math history. Ranging from the late fifteenth to the late twentieth century, and drawing from books, newspapers, magazines, and websites, A Wealth of Numbers includes recreational, classroom, and work mathematics;"@en .
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"2012" .
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"A wealth of numbers an anthology of 500 years of popular mathematics writing"@en .
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"Electronic books."@en .
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"Princeton" .
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"SCIENCE / Reference"@en .